The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power), by Harry Browne, this Friday, 6th September, at 6.30pm, Charlie Byrne’s, Middle Street, Galway. All welcome.
Harry Browne’s new controversial biography of Bono, published by Verso, has received a critical welcome and Terry Eagleton summarizes the success of Browne’s scathing critique in his Guardian review “Browne’s case is simple but devastating. As a multimillionaire investor, world-class tax avoider, pal of Bush and Blair and crony of the bankers and neo-cons, Bono has lent credence to the global forces that wreak much of the havoc he is eager to mop up. His technocratic, west-centred, corporation-friendly campaigns have driven him into one false solution, unsavoury alliance and embarrassing debacle after another. The poor for him, Browne claims, exist largely as objects of the west’s charity. They are not seen as capable of the kind of militant mobilisation that might threaten western interests”. Listen to manager Vinny interview Harry Browne about the book and the upcoming launch on his Galway Bay Fm Arts Show podcast!