5 January 2009

W's tragic combination

Luke Davies anticipates a new Oliver Stone film and in asking whether he would give us some insight into George W's character, manages to answer himself in a way I found strangely compelling:

"Would [Stone] give us some insight into a man known, in personality at least, only through his comportment at press conferences? I had always thought that anyone with a competently functioning human radar would spot in Bush, in any given press conference, that unmistakeable mixture of feckless arrogance and happy-go-lucky thickness that would be priceless, were it no so tragic."

From "Big Thoughts, Empire Burlesque: Luke Davies on Oliver Stone’s 'W'" in The Monthly, December 2008.

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