Australia (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
Human society can be described as a chaotic hotpot of competing ideas and temperaments, as history continues to demonstrate. In “The Psychopath Will See You Now,” Graham Barrett shares his insights as a veteran foreign correspondent and his views on a world in which he has been a witness to history as it is being made. He sees human nature at its best – and at its worst.
This book shows the reader that history is full of surprises. Spread through its pages are the intimate details of some of the recent past’s great events: political upheavals, wars and atrocities or famine and disease. Graham Barrett, for all that he has seen of evil in this world, leavens his extraordinary experiences with humor, or what could be called a sense of the ridiculous, a key ingredient to being able to tolerate the darker side of human events. Trying to make sense of events as they occur, as Barrett strives to do, is traditionally the job of the foreign correspondent, the man or woman on the ground who writes the first, rough draft of history. In this fast-moving collection of articles, the reader travels the world with the author as he covers many major trends, observing at first hand, the end of apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia, conflict in the Middle East, the reunification of Germany, the last murky remnants of the imperial era, the hunt for the source of the AIDS virus, the origins of the crisis in the European Union, the horrors of the narcotics trade, the lifestyles of tyrants, royalty and those who live at the edge of the civilized world.
Through this kaleidoscope shine the extraordinary individuals who shape history for good or for evil, or who entertain and awe the world through their exceptional personalities and ambitions. It shows Barrett at his reportorial best and this ultimately makes “The Psychopath Will See You Now” an exciting journey of intellectual and moral discovery through a world that never ceases to excite, amuse, astonish or dismay.
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About the Author
Graham Barrett spent many years as a foreign correspondent, foreign affairs commentator, editorial writer, and foreign editor of “The Age” newspaper in Melbourne, Australia. He also contributed to the “Sydney Morning Herald” and the “Australian Financial Review.” At an earlier time, he was on the editorial staff of the “Johannesburg Star” and spent two years working for black African publications “Golden City Post” and “Drum” magazine. More recently, he was, for a decade, a World Bank official based in Washington, DC, while working across East Asia and the Pacific. He has taught a post-graduate course on contemporary Asia at the University of Melbourne. The author is a former vice-president of the Foreign Press Association in London and a former vice-president of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He won a United Nations Association major media peace award in 1990.
The Psychopath Will See You Now* by Graham Barrett
Dispatches of a foreign correspondent from around a weird world
Publication Date: September 1, 2013
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