The US presidential election season is progressing rather more slowly than expected, with the election just over a year away in November 2020. In fact, even though ours are due in 2022, there is more energy, intrigues, backstabbing and rabble-rousing than in the US. The Republican ticket is all but sealed with Donald [Read more]
The quick withdrawal of U.S. forces without any commitment to leaving behind a sustainable democracy doomed Haiti to generations of dictatorships under the repressive Duvalier clan.
<i>The American filmmaker excels at grasping the neuroses of the past and the ambiguity of transitional periods between eras.</i>
Paul Thomas Anderson’s eight films to date display an awareness of United States history: first of its cinema, as should films by any self-respecting, movie-enthusiast director, but [Read more]
Wanting to have the last word, to write your own history or to speak at your own wake, is a natural human impulse. Former American presidents are afforded that licence, and more besides.
In a country lacking any real leadership from the sitting president, former presidents have a newly important role to play.
It's not just Trump. It's a different America.