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July 26, 2007

Scott Thomas Beauchamp, Revealed... Plus His Blog

Hearing the footsteps, Scott Thomas and TNR reveal the full name.

Of course he's an antiwar liberal. "Silly Republicans," one blog entry reads.

Who else would TNR have gotten for the job?

I asked my source if Scott Thomas viewed his TNR gig as a stepping stone to landing an agent and nice fat advance. He said he didn't know, having never met the guy. Turns out Scott Thomas tells us himself:

I know that NOT participating in a war (and such a misguided one at that) should be considered better than wanting to be in one just to write a book...but you know, maybe id rather be a good man than a good artist...be both? Some can and some cant...i guess it all depends on how great an artist, or how great a man they want to be. Sometimes it feels like i have to choose between being totally loyal to thoughts of my future family OR totally loayl to chasing down the muse. must find a middle ground.

In other words, he would be a conscious objector, and considers that "better" than his reason for actually fulfilling his obligations -- in order to get a book-deal out of it.

As for the difficult "good man versus good artist" dilemma: It seems he chose to stretch the truth in order to be the latter and wound up being neither.



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