The 9/11 attacks, the war on terror and invasion of Iraq defined George W Bush’s first term. A fascinating social, cultural and political look at American life from Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke debates whether the internet is the miracle cure for the US economy.
Reports of pollution in the North Sea remind Alistair Cooke of a childhood fishing trip.
After George Bush’s inauguration, Alistair Cooke recalls Andrew Jackson’s rowdy induction.
Alistair Cooke compares the colourful characters of past US presidents.
Working 9 to 5? Alistair Cooke investigates the quirky work habits of past US presidents.
Alistair Cooke considers George W Bush's push to decentralise government.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the rise and fall of wealth through three generations.
Clinton's White House departure inspires Alistair Cooke to explore past presidents' exits.
Alistair Cooke is shocked by the results of a recent poll to name the greatest presidents.
Alistair Cooke considers the role of vice-presidents through history.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the foot and mouth epidemic affecting Britain.
Alistair Cooke considers the first two months of George W. Bush in the White House.
Alistair Cooke reflects on President Bush's decision not to support the Kyoto Treaty.
Alistair Cooke considers Senator John McCain's campaign funding reform bill.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the crash landing of an American spy plane on a Chinese island.
With a new trilby at the ready, Alistair Cooke considers the problem of CO2 emissions.
On the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, Alistair Cooke examines the media reporting.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the Supreme Court and the way in which it makes its decisions.
Alistair Cooke considers the anti-American sentiments being shouted from around the globe.
Alistair Cooke considers arguments surrounding the power failure crisis in California.
Alistair Cooke examines how power supply issues in San Francisco now eclipse earthquakes.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the political centrism occuring in both the US and the UK.
After a break from the news, Alistair Cooke reflects on how knowledge affects the psyche.
Alistair Cooke considers President Bush's European policy blueprints.