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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Ronald Wright


Ronald Wright, originally uploaded by johnwmacdonald.

Ronald Wright in conversation at the Library & Archives Canada discussing his most recent book, A Short History of the New World Order. The event was hosted by Adrian Harewood of CBC radio. The reading was part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival whose festival commences next month with a great line up. See www.writersfestival.org/events.html for more details.

From the OIWF website:
"Join CBC Radio’s Adrian Harewood and Ronald Wright, the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of A Short History of Progress, for a fresh, passionate look at the past and future of the world’s most powerful nation. His new book, What Is America?, reframes the debate about our neighbour and ourselves. The USA is now the world’s lone superpower, whose deeds could make or break this century. For better and worse, America has Americanized the world. How did a marginal frontier society, in a mere two centuries, become the de facto ruler of the world? Why do America’s great achievements in democracy, prosperity and civil rights now seem threatened by forces within itself? "

2 Comments:

Blogger Ed Darrell said...

Nice shot. Best I've seen of him -- did this photo get published?

Have you read any of his books?

Friday, September 14, 2012 4:26:00 AM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

Unpublished at the moment.. Alas!

Friday, September 14, 2012 7:31:00 AM  

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