Monday, December 13, 2010

Strange (and Expensive) Bird


A review of Richard Whittle's new book The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey

Writes Matthew Continetti:
What makes "The Dream Machine" interesting is the light it sheds on Washington's "permanent government," the lobbyists and consultants and bureaucrats and contractors who sometimes seem to live in a different universe from the rest of us. One of the lessons of Whittle's book is that no one misses a chance to swim in the giant pool of money and power that is the nation's capital, where the defense industry is the biggest fish of all.

As long as Marines in combat are happy with the Osprey, we might as well be happy too. Of course, even if the Marines weren't happy, something tells me the dream machine would still find a way to fly.
UPDATE: Richard Whittle alerts us that he was on the Jon Stewart show hawking his book a few months ago. Here's that clip. (Say what you will about Stewart's politics, he gives and gets good interview.)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

Thanks for taking notice of The Dream Machine, Spencer. Your readers might be interested in my appearances on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and C-SPAN. Here are links:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-27-2010/richard-whittle

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/294031-1

December 13, 2010 at 4:05 PM 

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