The announcement a few weeks ago that Partisan Review was closing
shop after a run of nearly seventy years brought sadness--since
PR at its best was a central site of American cul
As a million Shiite pilgrims streamed toward Karbala shouting, "No to
America, no to Saddam, no to tyranny, no to Israel!" can't you just
imagine the plash of complacent I Told Him So's from th
A comparison of media coverage of the Iraq war.
One casualty of the war on Iraq has been the image of the Western media.
William Kristol's April 7 editorial in The Weekly Standard denouncing
critics of the war on Iraq as "anti-American" is startlingly reminiscent
of the menacing directives issued for decad
On March 19, shortly after Saddam Hussein defied President Bush's
deadline to go into exile, Tom Brokaw of NBC broke into Law & Order,
airing on the East Coast, to announce the start
The risks of war? There was the risk of being bombed if you had the
misfortune to live in a neighborhood where US targeters thought Saddam
Hussein might be located.
According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of white Americans
supported invading Iraq, but only 29 percent of blacks.
Perhaps Americans can be excused for imagining that "regime change" in
Iraq would be a cakewalk.