Review of 'The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War', Hugh Wilford, Frank Cass, £18.50
Whenever the left meets to discuss the current political situation, the conversation inevitably centres on postwar Iraq and the strategy of US imperialism. There seem to be three key questions that most exercise comrades' minds: is US power invincible? How did the US gain such power? And why does Tony Blair stick like dogshit on George Dubya's cowboy boot? While reading Hugh Wilford's excellent and well researched book, these three questions kept flooding into my consciousness.