Pulp Non Fiction

[ Monday, October 25, 2004 ]


Portrait of a Country on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

With only nine days to go and the polls showing Bush and
Kerry still neck and neck, the result is once again likely to
turn on the minutiae of the voting system. But this time the
whole country seems poised to descend into post-election
chaos. Andrew Gumbel reports on the traumatizing effects of
this bitter campaign and how, as the world's most powerful
democracy talks of exporting freedom to Iraq, it is at risk
of becoming an object of international ridicule
No need to wonder if this year's US presidential election is
headed for another meltdown: the meltdown has already

art [3:15 AM]