UPDATE: SAMANTHA POWER HAD TO RESIGN TODAY OVER SOME UNFORTUNATE REMARKS. IT COULDN’T BE A MORE SAD OUTCOME FOR HER! BLATHNAID HAS SOME MORE.
Frankly, it’s amazing I’ve done anything this week. I’ve been busy obsessing over this. But I have somehow, including this.
I left work early and drove to Dublin (a relatively limited distance I think, but I wish the road was better) and went to see a lecture by one of Barak Obama’s chief policy advisers, Samantha Power who has just release a very interesting book and one a pulitzer for this one! She didn’t change my mind on Obama, if I had a vote it’d go to Clinton, but I’d vote for Power for sure! An excellent speaker with a fine sense of the world she hammered points I have felt myself for some time about the Rule of Law and what not. It went too quickly!
The Book Festival
I’ve a breakfast meeting tomorrow then loads of Book Festival Stuff I want to do. It’ll be a good day.
Tired but looking forward to tomorrow
6 thoughts on “Samantha Power, The Book Festival and Distractions”
Eoin – might see you at the Book Festival (I’ll be the one cowering in a corner before I go up)
Make sure and say hello!
Did you see this?
So disappointing! She is such a talented woman. What a huge loss for the Obama campaign in terms of foreign policy expertise.
Indeed, I love love loved A Problem from Hell. Am now gutted I missed her talk at UCD (if it was open to the public of course).
I think it was alright, I know I just e-mailed for tickets and got assigned seats!
It was an excellent talk. She has a strangely commanding presence.