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The Cheney White House: Lessons for the Next U.S. President

LSE public lecture

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the newly published Angler: The Shadow Presidency of Dick Cheney (Allen Lane, 2008), describes how America's most powerful vice president shaped the Bush years - and what Obama or McCain need to know about his legacy.

Barton Gellman is a special projects reporter on the national staff of The Washington Post. He was previously diplomatic correspondent, Jerusalem bureau chief, Pentagon correspondent and D.C. Superior Court reporter. He shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 and has won honours from the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He is author of Contending With Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power. He was educated at Princeton and Oxford.


Barton Gellman | talks


Date and Time:

26 October 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics
New Academic Building
Lincoln's Inn Fields

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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