Politics & Policy

The Power of Bad Television

Even before the first episode went on air, the BBC’s new documentary series, The Power of Nightmares was being showered with superlatives. “Brilliant,” “fascinating,” chirped the chorus of bien-pensant admirers. ...
Politics & Policy

America’s Brit

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alistair Cooke, the British broadcaster, died this morning, at age 95. Just last month, he retired his “Letter from America,” the world’s longest running radio program. Clive Davis ...
Politics & Policy

America’S Brit

Ambassadors come and go, but Alistair Cooke somehow seemed a permanent symbol of the Anglo-American partnership. Hence the genuine shock and dismay that greeted the news that, at the age ...