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Wednesday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

29 April 2009 15:37

  • Former Prime Minister John Howard recently gave a long video interview to the US conservative weekly The National Review. You can find parts one and two here, but I'm not sure where the rest of the five-part series is. Perhaps they are still editing it.
  • Nir Rosen argues that the war between Iraq's Sunnis and Shia is over. (H/t A&L Daily.)
  • The world's biggest solar tower — capable of producing 20MW of power — enters service in Spain.
  • Rory Medcalf and I recently visited Fudan University in Shanghai. Here's the photographic proof.
  • Some spectacular high-res photography of modern Moscow.
  • In a post in which he accuses right-wingers of myopia, Joe Klein displays some of his own, offering this definition of American exceptionalism:

...ours is the only nation where citizenship is not dependent on ethnic identity, but on the willingness to subscribe to the ideas of freedom, equality and democracy.