Monthly Archives: August 2011

Qaddafi’s hat: the lesson of Libya

On Monday, anti-regime forces stormed into Tripoli, abruptly ending Muammar Qaddafi’s 42 years of one-man rule.  The fortified compound where he had lived and staged his ceremonial occasions was overrun the next day.  His prized possessions were looted.  While the … Continue reading

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The Economist and the news

The July 9 edition of The Economist carries a number of articles ruminating on the “future of news.”  The most perplexing feature of the series is that it nowhere explains what “news” means:  an omission I dwelled on sufficiently in … Continue reading

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