Monday, 19 September 2011

Amusing American Prospect Cover

Just thought I’d share the lefty American Prospect magazine’s amusing October cover:

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It’s the little “oops” that grabbed my attention. I used to subscribe to the American Prospect when I was writing my PhD (chapter on the media, it was handy and they offered a PDF edition which was doubly useful). This issue might actually be interesting, so I’ll try to pick it up – if I ever find a decent newsstand – and if the article’s any good, I’ll scribble down a few thoughts and throw them up on here.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

“In My Time” by Dick Cheney (Simon & Schuster)

Cheney-InMyTimeAn interesting look at the life and career of one of America’s most polarising politicians and powerful Vice Presidents

Dick Cheney’s memoir has received a huge amount of attention in the US media. The majority of the attention has been in addressing the chapters about the post-9/11 George W. Bush administration. How, then, can anyone offer something new in a review, that doesn’t just go over what has already been analysed and picked apart by intellectuals, news personalities and also those mentioned in the memoir’s pages? Well, there’s a lot more to the book than just the post-9/11 age, so this review will focus a little more on what else is in the book.