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George Kennan RIP

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In Robert Farley
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On March 17, 2005
1904-2005. George Kennan advocated a sensible approach to the Soviet Union, one that recognized the dangers but refused to inflate them. He was one of our last links with the foreign policy generation of World War II and its immediate aftermath. He will be missed. Share

Farce

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On March 17, 2005

Is there any other word that can explain this nonsense? The question of whether or not Mark McGwire used steroids in somehow of great national importance? Smoke. Mirrors. Share

The Humanitarian Case

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In Robert Farley
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On March 17, 2005
We know that the security case for the Iraqi war is gone. Saddam had no weapons and no weapons programs to speak of, and Iraq’s conventional capabilities were meagre. We know that the anti-terrorism case is gone, because despite our ability to question virtually all of the top Iraqi leaders and many of the top […]

Best of the 90s

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On March 17, 2005

With Rob and Lindsay having spoken, I suppose I should put forth my best of the 90s list. Like Rob. I don’t think there’s any question that the 90s were far deeper than the 80s; indeed, i

Fallujah

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On March 16, 2005

Via Crooked Timber, Juan Cole discusses the current state of Fallujah. Readers often write in for an update on Fallujah. I am sorry to say that there is no Fallujah to update. The city appears to be

Via a comment by praktike, I don’t think this Jonah Goldberg column needs much in the way of further comment, although as part of the cat-blogging sector of the blogopshere we must register some dismay. What is it with wingnuts and cats anyway? (The latter story also casts an interesting light on Falwell’s suit against Larry Flynt. Who […]
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