Bush to Judgment


‘W.’: from hollaback boy to the White House in three decades

AS THEY used to say about Nixon: at least he kept our boys out of Northern Ireland. Going from Alexander the Great to George W. Bush is a diminuendo for any tale teller. W. is an oddly cautious movie [...]

Gekko Echo

Contrary to the lesson some people took away from Oliver Stone‘s prescient 1987 Wall Street, greed is not good, and Michael Douglas’ Gordon Gekko was always the bad guy (although his speech actually does contain some useful finger pointing at corporate malfeasance). That should be clear now, amid the smoking wreckage of the financial system. [...]