Sign up FAST! Login

The Front Man: Bono (In the Name of Power) by Harry Browne

To many people Bono is the archetypal celebrity philanthropist jetting across the globe campaigning against hunger and injustice in Africa and elsewhere. He has access to prime ministers, presidents and even Western military leaders. The rich and powerful know that through his music the leader of one of the greatest rock bands ever, U2, has a mass audience of millions across the globe. Meanwhile, Bono is someone who likes to present himself as a working class hero from Dublin crusading against global poverty.

Harry Browne’s The Frontman: Bono (In The Name of Power) takes a look beneath the surface and unmasks a different Bono to the one we are subjected to in the mainstream media. Browne argues that celebrity philanthropy and humanitarianism such as that advocated by Bono and others can be downright patronising, self-serving and offensive.


Stashed in: U2

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

You May Also Like: