Posts tagged ‘world politics’

September 18, 2012

Gaffe Prone Mitt

With not long to go before the US presidential election, some have declared today the day that Republican candidate, Mitt Romney lost.

Mitt Romney was filmed at a fundraiser sneering that he didn’t need to care about the 47% of Americans that don’t pay federal income tax.  Subsequently, whilst it appeared that he was embarrassed by the remarks he only apologised for the tone and not the content.

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August 28, 2012

Red Heat: Consipiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean

This wonderful book on political history by acclaimed author, Alex Von Tunzelmann (interviewed last year for the Chatterjis Hall of Fame) is set at a cracking pace like a thriller except, unfortunately for a certain part of the world, these events actually took place.

The USA, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and their past and present leaders are the central characters.  The author charts the rise of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, the glamorous ladies man

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