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The Shoes Flung Round the World
El Observador (2009)
  • Gil J. Villagran, San Jose State University
When an Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference, it caught the imagination of the world as an act of defiance by a David against a vastly more powerful Goliath.
Publication Date
January 2, 2009
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Gil J. Villagran. "The Shoes Flung Round the World" El Observador (2009)
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