Re Robert Zaller’s review of Lee Blessing’s When We Go Upon the Sea, at Theatre Exile—
What is disgraceful and terminally disheartening about our brain-damaged 43rd president was his structural dishonesty in touting a totally false oil-igarchic Iraq idealism while blindly refusing to support the world’s admittedly feeble efforts to help establish international law.
If you want to understand these endemic American confusions, I recommend Empire of Illusion, by Chris Hedges (Nation Books, 2009).
Patrick D. Hazard
April 19, 2010