My mate, Chris (understands technology, makes websites, stole my girlfriend ten years ago then married her – but that’s another story) has been insisting for years that I need some sort of web presence. Personally, I disagree. My publishers (Atlantic Books in the UK and Bloomsbury in the US) don’t. They want to promote the new book, ‘A History of the World Since 9/11‘ (due February 2011)
Chris has suggested that people might be interested in learning about past books – ‘Cocaine‘ and ‘Brainwash‘, as well as this one – and that I might have old material lying around that never got used. He’s also set up this site. So, under great pressure, I’ve buckled. I’ve been up into the attic, unearthed all the research stuff and will be downloading as much of it as possible here. If you’re interested – and I can work the scanner – you will shortly be able to find pictures, interviews and all sorts of goodies relating to FARC, Cocaine, crack, the Shining Path, Colombia, the CIA, Pablo Escobar, street gangs in Los Angeles, exocet missiles and terrorists (if you’ve read the books, you can imagine there’s quite a lot).
There will also be a great deal of stuff relating to the new book, which covers the ‘War on Terror’, George Bush, Tony Blair, the CIA, Extraordinary Rendition, Uzbekistan, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, AC-130 gunships and Iraq. I’ll post as many of the original interviews as I can – as well anything else that might be of interest.
Please be patient. I’ve never even owned a mobile phone. This might all prove beyond me.