Washington, The Novel

No, the fact is that Washington is and always has been irretrievably bogged down in process. And process doesn’t generally make for electrifying prose–unless you’re a fan of the novels of C. P. Snow, which describe the intestinal workings of inner-sanctum power struggles conducted by micro-megalomaniacs. photo credit: Sjors Provoost The days of the Georgetown … Read more

Christopher Hitchens v. Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/hitchens,-wilkerson-debate-middle-east-policy-123.php Noted journalist Christopher Hitchens squared off against College of William and Mary government professor Lawrence Wilkerson on U.S. Middle East policy Monday night. . . . He said that America’s current role as a power broker was unsustainable, and that the nation cannot afford a war with Iran. Hitchens criticized what he viewed as … Read more