About The Dark Side of the Moon Series
The Dark Side of the Moon series is a chronological collection of observations on social, political and occasionally even personal subjects.
Jim Freeman’s views of the American scene are salted with irony and lightly peppered by humor, a relief from the unending rants of the far left or far right and reasonably balanced by common sense. They’re here as Freeman wrote and published them at the time, unedited and without the benefit of hindsight.
These books are food for thought and Freeman encourages readers to cut into them - use and abuse these books, dog-ear the pages, mark up with highlighter and write in the margins. Make them relevant, make them yours to refer to content that particularly pleased or infuriated you.
The Dark Side of the Moon is a time-machine that brings the blur of events into focus and context. Mark Twain said “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” Jim Freeman uncovers that dark side and strives to shine light on it.
About the 1998-2003 Book
(Volume 1 of the 5 Volume Series)
This first 1998-2003 segment of The Dark Side of the Moon moves from the death of Princess Diana to Shock and Awe, the years that led America from its version of a fairy-tale princess to what Saddam Hussein would have called ‘the mother of all fairy-tales.’
What else was going on when Bill Clinton took time away from balancing the budget and paying down the debt to embarrass his family and supporters? Much of the writing on the wall for what was to come appeared before 9-11? What were the scattered concerns of the nation while all that war-planning was going on from an undisclosed location? The Dark Side of the Moon brings context to those events.