Raging bulls and restless natives: Marion McKeone on America

For The Sunday Business Post’s US correspondent Marion McKeone, America resists a single definition. In this essay, she explores its complex landscape, arguing the case for hope beyond the battleground for red and blue states

18th March, 2018
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A rider tries to stay on his bull during competition at the Professional Bull Riders event at Madison Square Garden in New York City Pic: Getty

Some time around 2005, while working as a reporter in the US, I ran off with a cowboy circus of sorts. The adventure took me across 35 states, from Texas to Montana, from North Dakota to South Carolina. It wasn’t strictly a circus, although it did have its share of professional clowns. Rather, it was the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world championship tournament, a year-long endurance test of unimaginable proportions. Tickets sold out everywhere –...

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