Saturday, July 03, 2004

People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall

John Pilger offers some summer reading which balances the scales weighed down by those who have been eulogising about Clinton and Reagan in recent weeks, finishing with a plug for "Heller's satirical masterpiece Catch 22 which tells us something about the madness of America in Iraq."

On the subject of Pilger, from next Sunday, 11th July, ITV are starting a series of documentaries by Pilger, kicking off with "Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq" first shown in 2000, and moving on to films about Vietnam, Burma, South Africa, Palestine and others.

The Godfather is dead. In my opinion one of the greatest acting performances in one of the best movies of all time.