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“It feels as though that arc in American history has come to a close,” Watkins said. Acknowledging the strangeness of the analogy, he compared Bin Laden’s death to the upcoming last installment of the long-running Harry Potter movies: “It marks … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in ’08

Reading Hunter S. Thompson’s fine book on the 1972 presidential campaign today will trigger a case of reverse déjà vu: there is no lack of Fear and Loathing in the 2008 Presidential Election. Like Obama today, George McGovern offered the … Continue reading

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The Problem with the Free Tibet Movement

The main problem is that it’s never going to happen. When your supreme leader admits that full independence is not a realistic goal, that’s a pretty good indication that you should settle. The true aim of the Tibetans should be … Continue reading

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