Daily Archives: December 8, 2005

China is well on its way to being the other superpower

The rapidity of the Asian giant’s rise is overturning western received wisdom about politics and the shape of the global future Martin JacquesThursday December 8, 2005The Guardian The past two or three years have marked a new moment in the … Continue reading

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When Liberals Oppose Strong Government

Conservatives have not been models of consistency lately. President Bush, after all, has vastly enlarged the federal budget, expanded Washington’s role in local school affairs, and signed a campaign finance bill, even while retaining the allegiance of people who abhor … Continue reading

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Zarqawi and People’s War

The way the media plays it, you’d think Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was the greatest Muslim strategist since Saladin. Every car bomb is a Jacob’s Ford, every massacre a Hattin every move a masterstroke against the clumsy and inept Crusaders. He … Continue reading

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911 Commission Blew Their Chance

It’s truly a shame that the panelists on the 9-11 commission were such self-important windbags — their 41 recommendations, they never fail to remind, were (all bow) “unanimous and bipartisan” — that they blew their chance to make this country … Continue reading

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