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Zero Dark Thirty: CIA Hagiography, Pernicious Propaganda | Glenn Greenwald ... | The Guardian (London)

December 14, 2012

I discussed the film's depiction of torture as valuable in finding bin Laden because I did not believe that the New York Times' Frank Bruni, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, New York's David Edelstein, CNN's Peter Bergen and all sorts of other ...

Middle East Conflict: It's Time For Europe to Suggest its Own Path to Peace | The Guardian

December 3, 2012

Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator who now works for the European Council for Relations, said that an EU rethink is required urgently but does not expect it to happen quickly. "When you are so deep in a policy that essentially accords impunity to Israeli actions you can't spin on a dime," ...

Jason Burke: The Key Books on Muslim Extremism | The Guardian

November 7, 2012

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden by Stephen Coll. There are many great things about this fine investigative history ... Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven. This book generated a lot of controversy in Pakistan when it came out ... Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - The Ten-year Search for Osama bin Laden by Peter Bergen. A useful, intelligent and reasonable account of how Osama bin Laden was found and killed ...

Karl Rove Chastises Fox News For Calling Ohio For Obama | The Guardian (London)

November 7, 2012

FoxNews. — Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) November 7, 2012. What followed was truly bizarre: after Rove's fleck-marked objections, presenter Megyn Kelly goes to the Fox News decision desk to interrogate those statisticians responsible for the call.

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56 by Anne Applebaum - Review

  • By
  • Anatol Lieven,
  • New America Foundation
October 26, 2012 |

A Russian woman who visited East Germany in 1986 on a Soviet school trip described to me recently how their East German official hosts explained the Berlin wall as a necessary defence against the hordes of West Germans who wished to storm into East Germany to escape West German economic misery and join in East Germany's success. And she and her 13-year-old Soviet friends had at the time no reason to doubt this, never in their lives having been told anything different.

California: Latino Vote 'Makes A Difference'. But Do Republicans Care? | The Guardian (London)

October 6, 2012

"The Latino vote is going to make a big difference," said Tamar Jacoby, a self-described conservative who is president of ImmigrationWorks USA, a federation of state-based pro-immigration business coalitions. "That's where the divide is in the ...

The Virtuous Citizen: Patriotism In A Multicultural Society By Tim ... | The Guardian (London)

September 29, 2012

Soutphommasane's book begins with a familiar demand for the left to engage with the virtues of patriotism. George Orwell is invoked, and Soutphommasane then aligns himself with the school of liberal nationalism. For years now, the likes of Michael Lind ...

Mitt Romney's Remarks Reflect Dwindling Faith in Two-State Solution | The Guardian

September 18, 2012

In the New York Times last week, the respected commentator and former Israeli negotiator Daniel Levy wrote: "New dividing lines have emerged within Israel's ruling elites." There were, he said, "three competing tendencies within Israel's ruling ...

Twitter Confronts Ethics of Commercial Pressures in Wake of Guy Adams 'mess' | The Guardian (London)

August 3, 2012

"The whole incident reveals how easily people can be silenced in social media for commercial reasons if we are not vigilant in preventing it," says Rebecca MacKinnon, author of Consent of the Networked who sits on the board of Global Network Initiative, a body that fights internet censorship.

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Manhunt By Peter Bergen – Review | The Guardian (London)

May 5, 2012

It was, as Peter Bergen points out in this meticulously reported, pacy and authoritative book, the most intensive and expensive manhunt of all time. The hunt for Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaida and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, cost, ...

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