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Encyclopedia > William Shawcross

William Shawcross (born 28 May 1946, Sussex) is a British writer, broadcaster and commentator. May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ...


Shawcross was educated at Eton College and University College, Oxford, and worked as a journalist for the Sunday Times. He writes and lectures on issues of international policy, geopolitics, Southeast Asia and refugees for a number of publications, including Time Magazine, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, The Spectator, Washington Post and Rolling Stone magazine. He has also written a number of books, including biographies of Rupert Murdoch and the Shah of Persia. He is currently working on a biography of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. The Kings College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a prestigious and internationally known Public School for boys. ... University College (in full, the College of the Great Hall of the University, commonly known as University College in the University of Oxford, usually known by its derivative, Univ), is a contender for the claim to be the oldest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... Geopolitics is the study which analyses geography, history and social science with reference to international politics. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... The International Herald Tribune (www. ... This article is about the British weekly magazine: there are articles on several other magazines called The Spectator such as Addison and Steeles influential literary magazine, The Spectator (1711), and the others can be found at The Spectator (disambiguation). ... ... This article is about the music magazine. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG, (commonly known as Rupert Murdoch) (born 11 March 1931) is a businessman and media magnate, most known for being the owner of News Corporation. ... Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (Persian: محمد رضا پهلوی , ،شاه ایران) (October 26, 1919, Tehran – July 27, 1980, Cairo), styled His Imperial Majesty, and holding the monarchial titles of Shāhanshāh (King of Kings) and Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans), was the ruler of Iran from September 16, 1941 until the Iranian Revolution... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as Queen Elizabeth. ...


Shawcross is Chair of Response, a charity helping refugees and others who have suffered for their political opinions and a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee. He has been an advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. In 2003, he was named New Statesman's Man of the Year, having had a high profile for supporting the invasion of Iraq and accusations of betrayal by left-liberal commentators. The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group of several UK charities. ... Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (established December 14, 1950) protects and supports refugees at the request of a government or the United Nations and assists in their return or resettlement. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Statesman is a left-of-centre political weekly published in London. ... This article regards the 2003 invasion of iraq. ...


Shawcross' father was the politician and lawyer, Hartley Shawcross, his mother Joan Winifred Mather, who died in a riding accident on the Sussex Downs in 1974. Shawcross married the writer and art critic, Marina Warner in 1970. Their son, Conrad, is an artist of rising prominence. He married twice more; he and his third wife, Olga Polizzi, live in East Dean, East Sussex. Hartley Shawcross, Attorney-General of England and Wales 1945-51 The Right Honourable Hartley William Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, PC, GBE KC (February 4, 1902–July 10, 2003), was a British barrister and politician and the lead British prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Marina Warner (born 21st November 1946) is a British writer, known as a novelist and short story writer, and also for many non-fiction books relating in various ways to feminism and myth. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Conrad Shawcross (born 1977) is a British artist. ... East Dean could be: East Dean, Gloucestershire East Dean, Hampshire East Dean, East Sussex East Dean, West Sussex This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ...


Publications

  • Dubcek: Dubcek and Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (1970), a New York Times Book of the Year.
  • Crime and Compromise: Janos Kadar and the politics of Hungary since Revolution (1974)
  • Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the destruction of Cambodia (1979), nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
  • The Quality of Mercy: Cambodia, Holocaust and Modern Conscience (1984), awarded the Freedom From Hunger Media Award.
  • The Shah's Last Ride: The death of an ally (1989)
  • Murdoch: The making of a media empire (1992)
  • Deliver us from Evil: Warlords, Peacekeepers and a World of Endless Conflict (2000)
  • Queen and Country (2002)
  • Allies (2004)

The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ...

External links

  • Personal website
  • New Statesman profile

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Small Wars Journal (14052 words)
Eminent foreign correspondent William Shawcross has spent much of his career in war zones and has had unrivaled access to diplomats, peacekeepers, and global policymakers at the highest levels, including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, for whom he has high regard.
From William Howard Russell, who described the appalling conditions of the Crimean War in Times [London], to the ranks of reporters, photographers, and cameramen who captured the realities of war in Vietnam, The First Casualty tells a fascinating story of heroism and collusion, censorship and suppression, myth-making and propaganda.
But as William Hammond reveals, animosity between government and media wasn't always the rule; what happened between the two during the Vietnam War was symptomatic of the nation's experiences in general.
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