Apollo 13: a triumph over adversity
A TV doc reminds us that even failed space missions can be inspiring. Surely it’s time we returned to the moon?
Patrick West is a freelance writer. Born in London in 1974 he graduated from Manchester University in 1997 with an MA in Cultural History. He has written for The Times, the New Statesman, and many others. He is author of the books Conspicuous Compassion (Civitas, 2004), The Poverty of Multiculturalism (Civitas, 2005) and Beating Them At Their Own Game, How The Irish Conquered English Soccer (Liberties Press, 2006). He writes weekly about television for spiked-online.com