Letter from America: the Bush Jr Years (2001- 2004)

George W Bush’s first term was defined by the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the US’s resulting “war on terror” and invasion of Iraq. A fascinating social, cultural and political history of American life, through the words of British-American journa

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LFA: Alistair Cooke's Last Letter
In his last letter, Alistair Cooke considers how the war in Iraq is a key element in the run-up to the US Presidential Election.
Dátum: 2004-02-20 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: How WWI turned slimming into a fashion
How slimming became fashionable during the food shortages of WWI, recalled by Alistair Cooke.
Dátum: 2004-02-13 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Encounters with Intelligence
Alistair Cooke remembers the time he was mistaken for a spy during World War II.
Dátum: 2004-02-06 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Was Saddam a Threat or Not?
The resignation of the US chief weapons inspector, Dr David Kay.
Dátum: 2004-01-30 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: The Day of the GP is Over
Alistair Cooke remembers when doctors in the USA used to make house calls.
Dátum: 2004-01-23 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Temperatures Drop
As Arctic weather hits the northern states, Alistair Cooke remembers a winter in Palm Beach.
Dátum: 2004-01-16 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Not Worth Talking About
Alistair Cooke refuses to exhaust himself describing all the presidential candidates.
Dátum: 2004-01-09 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: The Problem with Sport
What makes people favour athletic prowess over academic skill, asks Alistair Cooke.
Dátum: 2004-01-02 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Pork Barrel Politics
How congressmen secure re-appointments during an election year.
Dátum: 2003-12-26 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Birth of a Christmas Fairy Tale
Charles Dickens’ Scrooge reminds Alistair Cooke of the uniting force of Christmas.
Dátum: 2003-12-19 Idő: 21:00:00