The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger (video of Stewart Copeland)
I'm watching The Grand Tour (Season 2, Episode 8) and Jeremy (more power) Clarkson has a couple of guests who are drummers, one of whom is Stewart Copeland. Who's that you ask? Wikipedia knows all:
Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician and composer. He is known as the former drummer for the Anglo-American rock band The Police as well as for his film and video game soundtracks. Copeland has also written various pieces of music for ballet, opera and orchestra. According to MusicRadar, Copeland's "distinctive drum sound and uniqueness of style has made him one of the most popular drummers to ever get behind a drumset".Okay, he is an accomplished musician. But then we make a turn to the dark side: his dad was a spy:
Miles Axe Copeland Jr. (July 16, 1916 – January 14, 1991) was an American musician, businessman, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer best known for his close personal relationship with Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser and his "controversial books on intelligence," includingJames Burnham is kind of interesting:
In his memoirs, Copeland recounted his involvement in numerous covert operations, including the March 1949 Syrian coup d'état and the 1953 Iranian coup d'état. A conservative influenced by the ideas of James Burnham, Copeland was associated with the American political magazine National Review. In a 1986 Rolling Stone interview, he stated: "Unlike The New York Times, Victor Marchetti and Philip Agee, my complaint has been that the CIA isn't overthrowing enough anti-American governments or assassinating enough anti-American leaders, but I guess I'm getting old."
- The Game of Nations: The Amorality of Power Politics (1969) and
- The Game Player: Confessions of the CIA's Original Political Operative (1989).
James Burnham (November 22, 1905 – July 28, 1987) was an American philosopher and political theorist. A radical activist in the 1930s and an important factional leader of the American Trotskyist movement, in later years Burnham left Marxism and turned to the political Right, serving as a public intellectual of the American conservative movement, and producing the work for which he is best known, The Managerial Revolution, published in 1941. Burnham is also remembered as an editor and a regular contributor to America's leading conservative publication, National Review, on a variety of topics.First he was on the left, and then he was on the right, which reminds me of the wheel of political affilication:
|The Political Circle|
The book titles are linked to Amazon. All of the books are expensive, like $50 or more.