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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


18 September 2009 10:38

  • Inner City Press, a quirky reported blog that covers the UN beat, questions former Foreign Minister and now UN Cyprus envoy Alexander Downer about a possible conflict of interest.
  • NY Times columnist David Brooks gets to the heart of modern America in a way few other observers do. This one's a keeper.
  • Will Wilkinson on Milton Friedman: 'His happiness, I think, was his rhetorical secret weapon. One doesn’t suspect a contented person of currying favor, seeking validation, or compensating for some unmet need. He makes it easy to believe in his good faith, and that makes him hard to dismiss.'
  • What constitutes victory: the Obama Administration's Afghanistan metrics.
  • Some revisionism on the legacy of Norman Bourlag, who I described earlier as 'the man who saved more lives than anyone, ever.' 
  • As if the Cold War never ended: the Luftwaffe releases photos of its intercept of a Russian surveillance aircraft. (H/t Ares.)