"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the
most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang
him." These are the words of
Cardinal Richelieu, master political manipulator, religious oppressor, and
all-around fun guy of 17th Century France. But they could easily have been the words of Nick Naylor, lobbyist and
chief spinmeister for the fictional Academy of Tobacco Studies, in the biting
satire Thank You For Smoking. Adapted
from Christopher Buckley’s 1994 novel, Thank You For Smoking is a satirical,
and very funny, study of the soulless art of lobbying. (Continue reading Thank You For Smoking…)