Slate (and Nation) fest
I used to be pretty consistent in reading Christopher Hitchens in The Nation and now have to admit to reading a bit of his work in Slate as well. In fact, I have a slew of interesting Slate articles to link to here. Can't say I agree with all of them, but there's some good Bosnia and Zimbabwe articles here.
Posted by duver001 at July 25, 2005 12:13 PM
- Hitchens arguing in favor of intervention, from Srebrenica to Bagdad. He loses me somewhere in the middle.
- On the Dutch reaction to the investigation of their troops at Srebrenica.
- Genocide in Sudan and its Islamist origins. Have been reading Bernard Henri Levy's War, Evil, and the End of History which is an amazing work of liberal, internationalist thought barely capable of dealing with the death, destruction, and evil of war in the Sudan, Angola, Sri Lanka, and the list goes on. The section on the Sudan has convinced me that twenty-year genocide will rank as one of the great failures of the Cold War and post-Cold War West. If anyone will even remember the tale.
- Children's drawings of the Darfur Genocide in Sudan, part of the continuing saga. "After all, who remembers the Armenians?" - A. Hitler
- "Cruel to be kind." A request to not provide food aid to the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe.
- An earlier article on food aid distribution in Zimbabwe. Food as a political tool.
- Article from 2002 on Mugabe's "Last Stand." He's doing better than predicted, politically, and making the country a bigger mess than anyone would have guessed.
- A short Mugabe biography from 2000.
- Stanford University hosts an excellent set of web-links for Zimbabwe.
- Continuing with Slate, there's a good book review of Harry Potter and his connections to the current "War on Some Terrorism." See also a summary of Harry Potter coverage.
- And some coverage of the US change of policies with India. There has been shockingly little coverage of this (I don't see any online in The Nation), though it practically destroys the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (the NPT) and reverses the Cold War cold shoulder to India. Then we were the solid supporter of Pakistan against the Soviet-supplied India. That stance never made a lot of sense, the world's largest democracy should have been our more natural friend, rather than a military dictatorship which ran the Taliban and a good fraction of Central Asia's other badies.