Well, We Yanks Have Benedict Arnold, the Baltimore Riots & McCarthyism In Our History…For a Start

Peter Carey on James Frey: “It’s trite to say it, but the US is a country run by liars going to war on a fantasy, so it’s interesting to see people getting self-righteous about James Frey. And by the way, if you’re going to publish a memoir by an addict in rehab, everyone knows that one of the corollaries of addiction is lying. So I don’t see why everyone gets into such a fucking uproar because an addict is a liar! Oprah acted like a total bully: talk about about crushing a butterfly on a wheel–or a cockroach on a wheel– because that’s what she did on television to this little creep.” (via Galleycat)

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