Tag Archives: Washington Post

Mother’s Day Roundup

–The Washington Post has an op-ed article by Anne Applebaum that opens with this comparison between Donald Trump and Lord Copper from Waugh’s novel Scoop: “A few sharp victories, some conspicuous acts of personal bravery on the Patriot side and … Continue reading

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J D Salinger Centenary Observed

Today is the centenary of the birth of US novelist J D Salinger. This is marked in a retrospective article by Martin Chilton in today’s issue of The Independent that opens with this: The Manhattan-born author notoriously went into suburban … Continue reading

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Mr Trump Puts Out More Flags

The Washington Post earlier this week revealed that Donald Trump was planning a huge military parade like those previously mounted following the victorious end of a war. In response, one of their columnists (Dana Milbank) suggests what Trump needs is … Continue reading

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Trump, Harry Potter, and Waugh

Sonny Bunch writing in the Washington Post has noticed that opponents of Donald Trump seem to have become fixated on the literary world created by the Harry Potter novels. After Trump’s election: the Potternistas gnashed their teeth and rent their garments, … Continue reading

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Washington Post Recommends Scoop

In a feature length op-ed article in the Washington Post (“Dystopian Fiction is Big Now”), Christopher Scalia makes Waugh’s Scoop recommended reading. He begins by describing the unexpected (and probably unintended) result of Donald Trump’s election as having made reading … Continue reading

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Waugh and Nostalgia

The Washington Post’s theatre critic Peter Marks waxes nostalgic in response to the current period of political turmoil consuming the United States. Most prominently, in a recent column entitled “Nostalgia! Yestalgia!”, he harks back to the “soothing” musical comedies of Rodgers and … Continue reading

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