Join us for the launch of The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power), by Harry Browne, this Friday the 6th of September, at 6.30pm, with a special introduction by Michael McCaughan.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!About The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power):
Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2’s iconic frontman, Bono—a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mere philanthropist—indeed, he is said to lag behind some peers when it comes to parting with his own money—Bono is better described as an advocate, one who has become an unwitting symbol of a complacent wealthy Western elite.