Sábado, 25 de agosto de 2007

By Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of its Opportunity 08 Project (THE WASHINGTON POST, 25/08/07):

How can one gather and assess information about Iraq — collected on a trip or from any other source? Information from a war zone is difficult to attain and interpretation is open to many views.

Unfortunately, much of the blogosphere and other media outlets have emphasized the wrong question, challenging the integrity of anyone who dares to express politically incorrect views about Iraq. Last week, Jonathan Finer criticized on this page [» Green Zone Blinders,» Aug. 18] a New York Times essay that Ken Pollack and I wrote, as well as the comments of several senators, for claiming too much insight based on short trips to Iraq.…  Seguir leyendo »

By Marina Hyde (THE GUARDIAN, 25/08/07):

‘Life is pain,’ deadpans the swashbuckling hero of the movie The Princess Bride. «Anyone who says different is selling you something.» I’m afraid that this was the quote that drifted across my consciousness on Thursday as the latest news of how the internet has changed everything – again – was unveiled. According to an Ofcom study, we are all spending more time online and on our mobiles than ever, with pensioners spending longer surfing the web than any other age group. And women – they’re at it too, more than men in key demographics, with the general consensus seeming to be that this is a marvellous and life-enhancing thing.…  Seguir leyendo »