I’ve got a new Think Again called "Think Again: Glenn Beck and the Uses of Anti-Semitic Propaganda."
Also, I did this Beast piece about Jews and the midterm elections, "Jews Snub the GOP Again."
Then, this week I did this piece for the Beast, which they called "The Left’s Outrage Deficit," and it’s about the awful Bowles/Simpson Commission.
(In honor of the arrival of the Darkness box)
These are apparently endless:
LTC Bob and Reed follow, and they are followed by the Alter-reviews and the rest of the mail, below.
Letters from a Semi-Foreign Land
VOL. I, Issue 3.
I am back in the United Kingdom now. The events below occurred on Thursday. Around the 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month.
11 November 2010
This is the home of the "Joint Warfighting Center" for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is the place where higher level NATO headquarters elements come to be trained to fulfill their wartime role. Only rarely, in the past, has this place trained men and women who are actually going to go to war. The fact that the men and women I am with right now will be in a war, just 80 or 90 days from now, is an immediate fact that few can ignore completely.
Today Stavenger is cold and blustery. I do not understand Norway’s weather patterns, but it seems that when the wind shifts to the north, or slightly to the east, we freeze. This is not a bad thing, only an observation. Norway in November makes you appreciate the sun. I must say though, that the dawns here are magnificent slow rolling affairs, so there is that slight compensation.
10:00 hrs (Local): The capstone event of this whole exercise is a small briefing being given by a nearly newly minted major. But that major is one of my majors, and what he is briefing is the analysis that he and the planning group I gave him came up with. Their topic: Plan for 2011. You have five days. Go. I have something of a vested interest. Not out of fear for my own career; in general I could give a toss about that, but because I want this young Padawan to do well in his first real test.