Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A foreign-born billionaire wants your country... but which one?

Which billionaire, that is, not which country. Most of us live in countries that are just too boring for foreign-born billionaires to bother with... It's just so complicated this modern world. Surely puppets and arrows on a chalkboard will help me understand!

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I guess to many Americans, Glen Beck is a very odd public figure, to most non-Americans he is both fascinating, utterly bizarre and quite scary. He reminds me a bit of characters in James Ellroy's books - particularly the Underworld USA trilogy. Of course the fictional characters like Wayne Tredow Sr are very ugly; Tredow is a 1950's right-wing pamphleteer, Bircher and KKK-supporter - but then again the fictional characters didn't have national TV shows. When I read the New Yorker piece on Beck last month, it all made sense.

1 comment:

KGS said...

Hmmmmmmmm I thought KKK'ers were mostly Dems.