Considered - Politics
Andrew’s writing on contemporary culture brings to mind the Platonic dictum that one can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. The international and US political commentator is cerebrally amused and amusing.
Andrew retains a crisp English accent, but after a quarter of a century in midtown Manhattan has become very much the New Yorker, a model citizen of the self-proclaimed attitude capital of the world.
And what pleasure he takes in attitudes – those of others, and his own. His political writings on the nuances of US domestic politics display a deep understanding and an engaged amusement - sometimes tender and approving, sometimes teetering on the sardonic. His subject matter is typically the doings of the American Right and its battle with the liberal Left. Sometimes his commentary on US foreign policy betrays impatience with a recidivist American trait – that of isolationism. But underpinning all his work is a profound respect for the still-discernible American spirit of positivity, practicality and the United States’ democratic devotion to human rights, with freedom of expression up front and centre.
You will find wit, wisdom, and genuine erudition in Andrew’s work. Read this compilation, and you will come to know a fine, but as yet inadequately appreciated, voice.