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THE BOY WHO CRIED MARTIN WOLF

THE BOY WHO CRIED MARTIN WOLF….I’m enjoying Martin Wolf’s Why Globalization Works, and I recommend that all good Americans read the book. Most Democrats and Republicans will find much to agree or disagree with because Wolf’s policy preferences don’t map well to the American political scene: he’s an old-school British liberal internationalist. I’d say his… Read more »

FUN WITH SATELLITE IMAGERY

FUN WITH SATELLITE IMAGERY….Daniel Terdiman has an article in Wired about all of the candid world moments caught by the Digital Globe satellite and discovered on Google Maps–including a bombing in Baghdad and a firefight in Najaf. Right now on the Digital Globe homepage, there’s a pretty cool shot of Vatican City and the line… Read more »

WHO LOVES JOHN BOLTON?

WHO LOVES JOHN BOLTON?….Steve Clemons is asking around: I am presently at a foreign policy conference called the CSIS Think Tank Summit organized by Simon Serfaty and Robin Niblett at the Wye Conference Center on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with a broad array of intellectuals who think about Transatlantic issues, the National Defense University,… Read more »

LE SHORTER

LE SHORTER….“Plus court” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, but good for Emmanuel for attempting to bring this fantastic liberal blogospheric tradition to the benighted French-speaking masses. Emmanuel writes: Il a peu ? peu ?volu?, sous l’influence de Sadly, No! et , surtout, de Busy, Busy, Busy, vers la forme canonique ?voqu?e plus… Read more »

CHINESE NATIONALISM: REAL OR ORCHESTRATED?

CHINESE NATIONALISM: REAL OR ORCHESTRATED?….There were lots of interesting comments and emails in response to my Friday musings about nationalism. I want to focus on China, for obvious reasons. One strain of comment was that the Chinese had a right to be angry at the Japanese because the Japanese hadn’t apologized sufficiently for what they… Read more »