Friday, January 13, 2006

Politicians in fiction

In The Guardian, Mark Lawson reflects on why certain politicians turn up so frequently in fiction.
The reason that Blair, Thatcher and Clinton sparked so much drama is that each represented a significant departure (in either gender, youth or ideology) from the typical leadership of their times. Their impact on the political landscape was so great that, to adapt a phrase from Richard Littlejohn, one of the dominant newspaper columnists of the political era they span: you couldn't make them up.

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