Kudos and thanks to Philip Weiss for this newsletter and to mensch Maguire for his engaging novel of our present political predicament with its imaginative solution of “The Accidental Presidency of Hailey Hannagan” ! That main character of “America’s first woman President” should be a winner. For the sake of most people, I hope the book will be a bestseller.
Until now, I have read only to Chapter 8. Chapter 6, “Bloody Monday,” was a shock. I’m sorry to see a Palestinian woman portrayed this way. Such fanatical attacks occur everywhere in the world; but my Nablus-born, Palestinian nationalist, ex-wife would never do such a thing, no matter how passionately she feels about Israel’s injustices). I look forward to meeting more representative, peaceful Palestinians in this novel. May this novel win a widespread readership and achieve the greater sanity, peace and justice in our world that it wants to see!