Rather than understanding that the problem of the 20th Century was the refusal of capitalism to compromise with human beings, many now think the problem of the 20th Century was the few compromises capitalism did make.
Richard Holbrooke has died. At a time when many are grieving the loss of a temperamental but dedicated diplomat, one episode of his work in the Balkans -- that explosive and often forgotten corner of Europe -- is worth bringing to light.
I will say this once: This is all part of the zombie bear apocalypse conspiracy. Why do you think we have Teddy Bears in every house in America? We should just give our children adorable Iranian nuclear refineries. Same difference.
I've long extolled the virtues of DC Comics and their Vertigo line of original graphic novels, and they've always been challenging the medium to do bigger and better things. Cuba: My Revolution beautifully tells the tale of a Cuba I'd never really read about.