Colin Kidd: Republican Conspiracism, 6 January 2022
Show More A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society and the Revolution of American Conservatism by Edward H. Miller.
Chicago, 456 pp., £24, January, 978 0 226 44886 2Show More
“... So abrasively right-wing was George W. Bush’s gravel-voiced vice-president, Dick Cheney, that he got the nickname Darth Vader. Out of office he hammed up the part, making public entrances to the Imperial March from Star Wars. He once asked his wife, Lynne, if it annoyed her that people referred to him as Darth Vader. Not at all, she said, ‘it humanises you ...”