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Nobody is shocked by Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears "honoring" Madonna
This is simply an example of our culture’s decline: people acting like
Archive for August 30th, 2003
Suburban sprawl appears to be contributing to the nation’s obesity epidemic,
In the first comprehensive examination of whether suburbs spreading across
People who live in the most spread-out areas spend fewer minutes each month
The sentencing to death of a Louisiana man this week for raping an 8-year-old girl has reopened a debate about whether crimes that do not involve killings may ever be punished by death.
There has not been an execution for rape in the United States since 1964, and no one has been executed for any crime that did not involve a killing since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
|Thomas J. Friedman argues in the New York Times that we are in fact fighting
"The Big One" in that the war on terrorism is the defining struggle of
our times. He asks some provocative questions:
|In the wake of the bombing of the U.N. office in Baghdad,
some "terrorism experts" (By the way, how do you get to be a
terrorism expert? Can you get a B.A. in terrorism or do you just have to
appear on Fox News?) have argued that the U.S. invasion of Iraq is a failure
because all it’s doing is attracting terrorists to Iraq and generating
more hatred toward America.
|At last, a question by an eminent New York Times columnist
which I am qualified to answer! At least in my case, the easy way to become
a terrorism expert is to get kidnapped by a terrorist group. This happened to me in
1990, when I helped arrange a small conference at the National University
in Trujillo, Peru, where I taught for many years, by bringing down four
colleagues from Harvard, none of whom had ever been to Peru before.
On the way back from Trujillo, a lovely Colonial city on the Pacific coast,
Soon after our safe return to Boston, I was required, as I am every year,
Two years later, in March 1993, the day of the first attempt to blow up
Always obliging, I agreed, although at the time I had no idea why Channel
Afterwards I figured out how they got my name and why they mistakenly thought
When a TV station wanted to film an interview, I would tell them to stop
They always asked the same questions, and I always gave the same answers.
"Absolutely. Indubiously. Undoubtedly". I figured if there were no more
I’m not sure which of the news organizations finally did their homework
However, I haven’t given up. My predictions WERE prescient, and I hear
BBC correspondent Valerie Jones, at the scene of the blast outside
"They are blaming Saddam Hussein supporters for the attack but also they