A couple months ago, the Washington Post had a story (which I can’t find) about young applicants for Heritage Foundation internships finding themselves in the far more exciting field of rebuilding Iraq. The administration, rather than seeking out people able to do the jobs assigned to them, had simply hired inexperienced young ideologues. Atrios has another […]

Algiers

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On June 21, 2004
Read this excellent essay on French torture in Algeria. You’ll need to watch an ad in order to get to it. I’ve always been a little bit twitchy about torture; it must serve some purpose to authorities, because it’s been around forever (functionalism alarm). Rejali makes the point that torture does not work by increasing available […]

Fun With Roger Ebert

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On June 19, 2004
****: A Walk in the Clouds *** 1/2: Godfather Part III, Absolute Power ***: Godfather Part II, Tomb Raider II, Cop and a Half *: Blue Velvet Amazing, isn’t it? I’m inclined to think The Godfather Part II is the best movie released in the 70s, but admittedly Ebert’s choice (Taxi Driver) is more than defensible. And Part III isn’t the terrible movie […]
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