From Dream to Invention: The West Wing

@article{Kaddour2012FromDT,
  title={From Dream to Invention: The West Wing},
  author={H{\'e}di Kaddour},
  journal={MLN},
  year={2012},
  volume={127},
  pages={1071 - 1095}
}
Let’s start from a particular point of view, that of a French spectator in front of his TV, in Paris, some years ago, looking at these images, a US President behind his desk. It was during the George W. Bush administration, at the time of the second war in Iraq, at the time of French bashing. The TV news from the world was pretty bad for us then. But the second half of the evening’s program happened to be quite different. With a TV fiction, The West Wing, the president of the USA was once again… Expand