Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Nation: Get Carter! Iran too!

Huff Post Blog: Karen Russell: The Swiftboating begins: The Right (Faux News) smears Obama, blames it on Hillary. More about Fox News slander from on his being "raised Muslim" (he attended seminary while living with his father up until the age of ten).

Tomgram: Adam Hochschild, Over the Top in Iraq. Adam Hochschild wrote an excellent history of the Congo under the diabolical Belgian King Leopold, King Leopold's Ghost, which the president claims to have read. I recommend it as the first of my personal trilogy on the Congo. The other two books to round out the modern history of the Congo are the fiction work by Barbara Kingsolver, "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Looking for Mr. Kurtz: Living with Mobutu" by Michela Wrong. Additionally Hochschild wrote a remarkable history of the British anti-slavery movement, Bury the Chains, is now at work on a new book on World War I.

Kucinich's plan for Iraq. Why is no one discussing this? Why are they not at least refuting it?

Rory Stewart's travelogue in Afghanistan from 2002, "The Places in Between" has a web site. Take a look at the photo section.

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