see "Saddam aides 'to die this week'" (BBC News, 1/7/07)
There is no doubt that the taunting of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent publicity surrounding the illicitly-taken video of the execution were… more »
Why won't Carter debate his book?
By Alan Dershowitz
The Boston Globe
December 21, 2006
YOU CAN ALWAYS tell when a public figure has… more »
Thanks to Luis for passing along this scathing review of President Carter's most recent book, written by Richard Schifter for the Mediterranean Quarterly. If you want to read more, I would point out that the review in the Washington Post is no more… more »
[Update: It is not for children or the squeamish, but a video of Saddam's execution can be found here:
This morning (Iraq time) Saddam Hussein was executed for crimes against humanity.… more »
see "The Iranian petroleum crisis and United States national security"
Roger Stern, Johns Hopkins University
Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, December 2006
In his… more »
re "Escaping corruption's global grip" (Christian Science Monitor, 12/26/06)
To the Editor:
While any global movement opposing corruption would be most welcome, current trends are probably less than… more »
Iraq's High Court today upheld the death sentence imposed on Saddam Hussein and said that it must be implemented within 30 days.
The chief judge said that the sentence could be carried out any day beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), and that no further… more »
In a ruling that brought a smile to my face, Botswana's high court has ruled that the government's expulsion of about 1,000 San Bushmen from their traditional home areas in the Kalahari desert was illegal and unconstitutional.
The BBC story on the… more »
re "World Bank Reports Poverty Programs Ineffective" (Washington Post, 12/7/06)
To the Editor:
While self-criticism by the World Bank is a good start toward… more »