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Author: Lez Cooke

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies and Edge of Darkness. With a career spanning six decades, Kennedy Martin has seen the rise and fall of the television dramatist, making his debut in the era of studio-based television drama in the late 1950s. This was prior to the transition to filmed drama (for which he argued in a famous manifesto), as the television play was gradually replaced by popular series and serials, for which Kennedy Martin, of course, created some of his best work.

Theory and practice
Thomas R. Seitz

5 Kennedy, Johnson and the USOIDP: theory and practice As John Gaddis has observed, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson shared the same intellectual framework for viewing the world.1 They also shared many of the same advisers and cabinet officers. After the assassination of Kennedy in November of 1963, and even after Johnson’s re-election in 1964, many members of Kennedy’s team remained at their White House and agency posts. In the foreign policy sphere, these individuals included Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and Special

in The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy
Steven Earnshaw

24 12 A. L. Kennedy, Paradise (2004): love … my condition does indeed mean that I’m ruined without drink and yet, equally, drink will save me from all of my ruinations: those it inspires and every single other trouble, large and small, it keeps me free. All of the elements of the Existential drinker are present in A. L. Kennedy’s Paradise: an absenting God;1 distaste for a conventional, habituated life, and for the many people who live those lives; the never-​ending confrontation with finitude; a determination to struggle with self and authenticity. It

in The Existential drinker
Fugitive souls and free spirits
Steven Earnshaw

917 10 William Kennedy, Ironweed (1983): fugitive souls and free spirits … and what if I did drink too much? Whose business is that? Who knows how much I didn’t drink? (Helen) Existentialism’s decline as a cultural force probably begins in the 1970s. Its credo of authenticity and self-​ determination is overtaken by a different kind of individualism, arguably co-​opted by the dictates of free-​ market capitalism:  ‘freedom’ becomes ‘consumer choice’, so rather than the outcome of philosophic immersion, the landscape of Existentialism is determined as just one

in The Existential drinker
Joseph Heller

During the Kennedy era, Israel managed to obtain Hawk anti-aircraft missiles, adjust the balance of power, increase economic aid and get US support for diverting the waters of the Jordan River. The United States, motivated by its desire to prevent the Soviet Union from taking over the Middle East, recognized the pro-Nasser regime in Yemen, 1 and hoped that Nasser’s visit to the

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
Joseph Heller

When John F. Kennedy entered the White House, Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona was the subject of considerable discussion in Washington and Dean Rusk, new Secretary of State, told the State Department and US intelligence to monitor it. 1 France told the United States that it had pressed Israel into accepting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) standard of

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
Open Access (free)
Aleksander Motturi and Kira Josefsson

In this semi-biographical short story, the relationship between James Baldwin and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and its culmination in their epic confrontation in New York City on 24 May 1963, is portrayed through the lens of an unidentified fictive narrator. In the midst of heightened racial tensions, Baldwin has been tasked with bringing together a delegation of prominent Black US personalities to meet with the Attorney General and share their views on the measures necessary to combat segregation and racism. The meeting has barely begun before the naivety of the administration’s view of the national situation becomes clear, and the atmosphere in the room grows increasingly strained. “The Fire Inside” has never before appeared in print. An earlier version of the story was broadcast by Swedish Radio on 29 November 2019.

James Baldwin Review
Cruelty, Darkness and the Body in Janice Galloway, Alison Kennedy and Louise Welsh
Victor Sage

This essay seeks to define a Gothic tendency in the ‘viscerality’ of some recent and prominent Scottish women writers: Janice Galloway, Alison Kennedy and Louise Welsh. The argument addresses an alienating tension in this ‘viscerality’ between a fabular form and the impression of a new realism of social surfaces. This is a Gothic of cruelty and violent representation of the body, which opens a Scottish urban culture, portrayed as a synecdoche for divided consciousness, to fables of sexual and political alienation.

Gothic Studies
Open Access (free)
Valérie Gorin and Sönke Kunkel

paradigms of distant suffering ( Boltanski, 1999 ; Kennedy, 2009 ) and post-humanitarian communication ( Chouliaraki, 2013 ), while also adding nuance to more recent scholarship on current communication strategies involving irony, self-reflection, and/or narcissism in humanitarian representations ( Koffman et al. , 2015 ; Schwarz and Richey, 2019 ). Thinking historically about visual humanitarian communication has much to offer for professional communication specialists. On the other hand, dialogues

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction ( UNISDR, 2015 ). More recently Build Back Safer has been in favour ( Kennedy et al. , 2008 ). At the time of the tsunami response there was a well-intentioned notion that Aceh, Sri Lanka and other affected regions should be built back better than before ( Fan, 2013 ). The amount of money available after the tsunami – there has never been so much aid money either before or since with US$14 billion pledged or donated – allowed for such aspirations ( TEC, 2006 ). However, the reality of most post-disaster responses, with low

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs