Monthly Archives: October 2007

“A nightmare with no end in sight”

That’s how retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez described the war in Iraq in a speech on October 12, 2007 to luncheon of military reporters and editors.   It’s a veritable machine-gunning of American leadership and policy.  Some of the more pity quotes: … Continue reading

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Book Review: To the Castle and Back

To the Castle and BackBy Václav HavelAlfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007 In December 1989, when the Communist government was driven from power in Czechoslovakia, the crowds demonstrating in the squares of Prague chanted “Havel na Hrad!” or “Havel to … Continue reading

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We’re all Zapruders now

This article from the International Herald Tribune casts an interesting light on the recent protests in Burma.  (I’m going to use the old name of the country since the new name, Myanmar, was imposed by the military junta.)  The article notes … Continue reading

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