He puts the reader right in the action--in the control room during false alarm tracking of the Dead Hand
and in the autopsy room while doctors discover black lesions and swollen lymph nodes that point to anthrax exposure.
The first revolution happened because a large number of mostly non-Islamist Egyptian youths grew fed up with the suffocating dead hand
of the Mubarak era -- a hand so dead that way too many young Egyptians felt they were living in a rigged system, where they had no chance of realizing their full potential, under a leader with no vision.
Jim Carrey has done a hilarious impersonation of the late actor and gun enthusiast Charlton Heston in a spoof song called Cold Dead Hands
Consider how much easier it would be to introduce new types of health worker without the dead hand
of regulation clutching for evidence of their safety to practise.
The Dead Hand
analyses and documents two decades of Soviet and post-Soviet deception in nuclear and biological warfare preparations and US official, scientific, and journalistic ingenuity in uncovering, publicising, and countering the deceptions.
They will have to pry the scissors from his cold, dead hand
"then why bother with ballot initiatives?
Other Pulitzer literary categories include History which was won by Liaquat Ahamed for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World; the Biography prize was awarded to T J Stiles for The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt; in Poetry Rae Armantrout was awarded the prize for Versed; and the General Non-fiction category was won by David E Hoffman for The Dead Hand
: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy.
To Theroux fans, much of what he writes in A Dead Hand
: A Crime in Calcutta may be reassuringly familiar.
The text explores the extent to which the dead can rule over the living--how much legal power the "dead hand
" has, how much the dead hand
can control, and whether the dead hand
is getting weaker or stronger--all of which raises questions about the legal fate of dynastic, long-term arrangements.
In many areas of administration, Bulgaria has languished too long under the dead hand
of incompetence and complacency.
The Positive Alternative to Dead Hand
The wastelands of dereliction in this city are not due to the hand of God, nor market forces, but socialist-type policies combined with the dead hand
of council bureaucracy.