About me
Archive
About me

Weekend read: How Aaron Sorkin ruined politics

close

Warning: This post was published more than 5 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 5 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

This week, I’ve chosen to recommend an article I really don’t agree with: Shana Pearlman’s argument that Aaron Sorkin produces rubbish television and has ruined politics. I love Sorkin’s drama, but was intrigued by the opposing view… even if Pearlman’s argument is a little undermined by spelling her target’s name wrong in the headline. The article is from the Dale & Co blog.

This 1,799th post was filed under: Weekend Reads.






More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 5th October 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 3rd September 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 5th August 2017)

Review: Quiet by Susan Cain (published 13th November 2013)

Newsflash: Patricia Hewitt doesn’t care (published 11th March 2007)

Desktop app of the week: Kuvva (published 4th July 2012)

Thomas Docherty MP on Big Ben collapsing (published 22nd January 2012)


Comments and responses

No comments or responses to this article have been published yet.

Compose a new comment



Comment

You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> .

If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.

By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's comment policy. Comments are subject to both automatic and human moderation, and may take some time to appear.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.