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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


1 June 2009 12:37

  • Half the Timorese population is illiterate. Someone is doing something about it.
  • The World Bank's East Asia blog has details of a new online database on the nutritional impact of world food aid.
  • Not only has the milblog Small Wars Journal made Rolling Stone's annual hot list, but UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, writing on his blog, has described SWJ alumnus David Kilcullen as his 'favourite Australian analyst'. Fine. FINE. Milliband and Rolling Stone probably just haven't heard of The Interpreter yet.
  • President Obama learned that the US has a satellite intelligence agency while standing in line at a burger joint.
  • The quote of the day, about America's 'republic', comes from an actor appearing in the Broadway play to which President Obama took his wife over the weekend:

"I'm nervous, excited, honored," said Andre Holland, who plays character Jeremy Furlow, before the show. "It's like in Shakespearean times, when the king would come to the show."