Month: March 18, 2009

Mar 18,2009

Yes, we watch Rachel Maddow

On Monday night, Maddow invited counterinsurgency expert John Nagl to discuss Afghanistan in her ‘Talk Me Down’ segment. Nagl is a retired lieutenant colonel who commanded an Army battalion in...

Mar 18,2009

The Jon Stewart Backlash?

Is it finally here? I’ll just say that I’m with Will, who’s with Tucker, in being annoyed by Jon Stewart: You know what? I’m just gonna say it: I’m bored...

Mar 18,2009

The Lonely Crowd, Revisited

Up on the main page, we’ve got a monster of an article about David Riesman’s largely forgotten masterwork of sociology, The Lonely Crowd. You hear echoes of the book every...

Mar 18,2009

Prepare for the Inevitable

Drezner: Pragmatically, I seriously doubt that the United States can offer anything to get Tehran to halt its nuclear program.  This leads to one of two possible decisions:  pre-emptive action...

Mar 17,2009

Quotation of the day

From a man who knew his business, James Matheson of Jardine, Matheson & Co. — one of the original opium runners and hence founders of Hong Kong: “The Gazelle was...