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January 14, 2009 11:28 PM   Subscribe

What DeLillo can tell us about Gilchrist Nicely-composed meditation on the parallels between the career of NZ political police tout Rob Gilchrist and the characters described in Don DeLillo's 1988 novel Libra.
posted by Abiezer (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Nice to see our little scandals make it to the blue.

The author of that article has a very good blog indeed.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:38 PM on January 14, 2009

Thanks for that, i_am_joe's_spleen. I felt he did a fine job of identifying some of the universals in the sordid affair.
posted by Abiezer at 11:48 PM on January 14, 2009

I don't know much about the Gilchrist case, but the essay is terrific. Also: Libra is awesome.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 3:11 AM on January 15, 2009

2nding Libra being the shizznit. Excellent read.
posted by waraw at 6:16 AM on January 15, 2009

A great essay referencing a great book.

Also, the first comment underneath the essay made me laugh.

Thanks for posting this.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 7:47 AM on January 15, 2009

That comment was a cracker, wasn't it?
I'd not heard of the Gilchrist affair either until I read this, foxy, but as you say it's a good read regardless.
posted by Abiezer at 7:57 AM on January 15, 2009

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