Vol. 1, No. 17
World Beat Newsletter
If Dallas and Miami Vice became emblematic of the Reagan years, Deadwood is the series that best captures the political mentality of the George W. Bush era.
In his bid to appeal to a conservative base on the road to 2008, John McCain repeatedly urged last week that the United States send more troops to Iraq to get the job done. The military response to McCain's political appeal demonstrates that military intelligence is no oxymoron.
Do the 2006 elections mark a return of the Enlightenment?
The Stern Review has a rather unstern conclusion. For a mere 1% of global Gross Domestic Product by 2050 world leaders can arrest global warming.
The Bush administration is getting a drubbing from domestic allies and adversaries alike for its policy in Iraq.
George Bush is losing some of his best global buddies.
Wisdom can be very powerful, but the powerful are rarely very wise.
Washington's uncompromising tactics with both Tehran and Pyongyang have failed to achieve anything but the most radioactive results.
There is so little room in the American consciousness for Africa.