Excellent column on the unintended consequences of armed intervention, even with the best intentions. There is much irony in the author’s ability to use France under Napoleon as a historical example of the successes and failures of invasion to promote “universal” ideals.
Month: March 2004
O’Reilly, O’Franken, oh no! | csmonitor.com
A thoughtful piece that talks about the downsides of “opinion journalism”.
Avoiding attacking suspected terrorist mastermind
This story from MSNBC indicates that the White House passed up three opportunities to kill the man they’re currently blaming for a lot of the bombings happening in Iraq. I haven’t seen this story anywhere else. If it’s true, that’s very disturbing.
Article by Clay Shirky on possible outcomes in the voice-over IP market. He includes a service I’d been completely unaware of named Skype that is offering free peer-to-peer voice communication.