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Thursday, December 22, 2005

After Naipaul, It's Bono

The Elegant Variation has pointed to Paul Theroux's op-ed rant against Bono's philanthropic efforts in The New York Times. Well, the responses to Theroux's piece have already begun -- here's one from Jim Herriott of Nashville, Tenn:

Paul Theroux asks whether there is anything "more annoying" than "being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat." I have an answer: being chided by a wealthy travel writer in a Hawaiian beach town that I should not help starving Malawians because they should take care of their own problems.


  • At last! Theroux makes an excellent point.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:52 AM  

  • Hmmm...his new book, Blinding Light,is just out. Coincidence?

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 12:48 PM  

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