The Pentagon was selling a patriotic tale. It found many eager buyers.
Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who
combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or
ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,
Where do I begin?
What happens when Pentagon objectives and journalists' needs coincide.
It's hard to choose which deserves the coarser jeer: the excited baying
in the press about the nondiscovery of weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq, or the wailing about the 3-to-2 decision of t
Steal this book.
The radio went on in the middle of the night and there in my ear was the
voice of a young man.
With all the words laundered over the Jayson Blair affair, why is my
soul still disquieted? Why do I feel even further from the truth than on
the day the journalistic fraud was first revealed?
Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the