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Entries by Nigel Hamilton from 11/2010

As the Dust Settles

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Politics

So it's over. No good crying over spilt milk. Except that we never seem to learn. It happened in 1994, and although President Clinton pulled himself ...

Bush's 14 Decision Points

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Politics

Former President Bush is this week selecting for retrospective public examination the fourteen major decisions of his life or presidency, beginning wi...

On Biography

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Books

In the Arts section of the New York Times, Charles McGrath tells of the oncology doctor with the looks of a Bollywood star, Sid Mukherjee. His new boo...

Bush and Memoirs

| Posted 11.11.2010 | Books

Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.

Bush's Decision Points -- Goodwill Hunting

| Posted 11.17.2010 | Books

I'm up to page 107, so almost a quarter of the way through former President Bush's new memoirs, Decision Points. I had two weeks of acute toothache, b...

George W. Bush -- and Selective Memory

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Politics

At the heart of former President George W. Bush's jokey new memoirs is the serious matter of war -- in fact two wars, waged on two fronts. Why the pre...

George W. Bush and Thanksgiving

| Posted 11.22.2010 | Politics

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness, and gratitude. I'm grateful that the "Bush Years" came to an end in January 2009, and a president took over wh...


| Posted 11.29.2010 | Arts

America is so vast that, living in Boston, I simply had no idea San Francisco was hosting such an exhibition. It took Thanksgiving and a visit to my w...