Of all the great resistance fighters I have met in my life, of all the Massouds and Izetbegovics I have had occasion to defend, Georgia's Saakashvili is the one who is the most unfamiliar with war, its rites, its emblems, its culture - but he is dealing with it.
Mother Jones is currently running a feature offering us the views of 24 writers, thinkers and historians on a question the editors find important: "Is Obama exaggerating when he compares his campaign to the great progressive moments in US history?"
Where does Musharraf's departure leave us insofar as the global effort to eradicate Al Qaeda from its haunts in northwest Pakistan? In one helluva pickle, to put it bluntly.
A few hours before iTunes became blocked in China, news surfaced about Songs for Tibet, a compilation CD offered free to Olympic athletes.