Bipolar world threadWant help thinking in terms of the passage of several generations? See The Opium War though Chinese Eyes, by Arthur Waley (1958), or Autumn in t…
is the prospect for a bipolar world
ROP threadI liked Montville’s book so much I have already lent it to the barber and sent a copy to the dentist’s sports-writer son. If you like basketball…
In which two good men make the most of their opportunities to diminish barriers
Busy weekend. Hit the wrong button. Happy Labor Day! dw
Accelerating climate change, for one thing
When you come to a crossroads, take it!
Crossroads threadRandal Quarles, the Federal Reserve’s vice chair for supervision, probably won’t be reappointed when his term ends in October. Who should replac…
Bait and Switch threadA profoundly melancholy business!
The CIA already had won its war against Al-Qaeda before the Bush administration, preparing to invade Iraq, decided to occupy Afghanistan. A second Viet…
Nations deserve more than one chance to build a working system of government
Tunisia threadNewspaper accounts of the situation in Tunisia have varied widely, revealing at least as much about the respective cultures of the English-langu…