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Weekend read: How Aaron Sorkin ruined politics

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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

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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.

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What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th October 2018)

Last Night (published 25th November 2003)

To speculate or not to speculate? (published 1st September 2006)

Salivating (published 12th October 2003)

Why Daily Mail readers are so paranoid (published 11th July 2006)


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