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Entries by David Frum from 04/2012

"Patriots," The Novel -- Part Five

| Posted 04.08.2012 | Books
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2012-04-23-Patriotslast.jpgHuffpost readers have an advance, exclusive peek inside David Frum's much-buzzed-about new Washington political satire, Patriots, which will be serialized this week. In today's excerpt, our hero Walter discovers that friendships and even cocktails are political in Washington -- and meets the lushly funded lush, Frederick Catesby, for lunch at his exclusive club.

"Patriots," The Novel -- Final Installment

| Posted 04.08.2012 | Books

2012-04-23-Patriotslast.jpgHuffpost readers have an advance, exclusive peek inside David Frum's much-buzzed-about new Washington political satire, Patriots. In this final installment, our hero Walter receives an unexpected promotion, and now must live up to his doomed father's legacy. Or at least, try not to screw up as usual.

Vimy Reminds Us of When We Were Warriors, Not Peacekeepers

| Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada

You could learn a lot about Canada's national psyche from the country's enduring fascination with the battle of Vimy Ridge, fought 95 years ago this past week.

"Patriots," The Novel -- Part One

| Posted 04.17.2012 | Books

HuffPost readers have an advance, and exclusive, peek inside David Frum's much-buzzed-about new Washington political satire, Patriots, launching as a serial today.

"Patriots," The Novel -- Part Four

| Posted 04.19.2012 | Books

2012-04-23-Patriotslast.jpgHuffpost readers have an advance, exclusive peek inside David Frum's much-buzzed-about new Washington political satire, "Patriots," which will be serialized this week. In today's excerpt, the right-wing base rebels against its newly elected "moderate" President, and our hapless hero is implored to use his "influence."

Remembering Hitchens

| Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada

Most of the memorial took the form of readings from Christopher's own works, occasionally enlivened by editorial comment. The biggest laugh was claimed by the writer, actor and gay-rights exponent, Stephen Fry. Christopher, he said, had condemned as overrated: champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics. "Three out of four, Christopher," said Fry.

You Wrote a What?!

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Books

2012-04-23-Patriotslast.jpg"As some things are too strange for fiction, others are too true for journalism." The idea behind that quip explains why I turned to fiction to try to describe what has happened in Washington. I could tell you. Or I can show you. Read part one of my new novel Patriots here.

"Patriots," The Novel -- Part Two

| Posted 04.24.2012 | Books

2012-04-23-Patriotslast.jpgHuffpost readers have an advance, exclusive peek inside David Frum's much-buzzed-about new political satire, "Patriots," which will be serialized this week. In today's excerpt, our ne'er-do-well hero, Walter, heir to a mustard fortune, begins his lowly job in a Senator's office.

"Patriots" The Novel -- Part Three

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

2012-04-23-Patriotslast.jpgHuffpost readers have an advance, exclusive peek inside David Frum's much-buzzed-about new Washington political satire, "Patriots," which will be serialized this week. In today's excerpt, our hero is sent to right-wing "boot camp" at a prominent think tank.

Quebec Students Should Be Protesting the Elderly

| Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada
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Whatever we think of the student protesters in Quebec, the protests point to a real and true problem. Throughout the Western world, politicians are confronting the question: Who will bear how much of the burden of adjusting budgets to grim new post-2008 realities?