Catching up

I’m catching up with some reading I was unable to get to during the week and finding that several items I had not gotten to earlier are worthy of your attention.
John Keegan, for example, had an extraordinarily judicious and knowledgeable column in the National Post on the consequences of the Weasels’ shenanigans: “‘Old Europe’ has gone too far this time.”
National Review Online also had a couple of terrific columns that are worth a look. One of them is the kind of profile of Michelle Malkin that would run monthly in People magazine and the other organs that manufacture celebrities (with photos highlighting her bombshell beauty) if only she were a Dowdy liberal instead of a newbreaking conservative columnist: “One-woman oversight committee.” As whistleblowers of 2002, no one came close to Michelle Malkin and National Review’s Joel Mowbray.
NRO’s James Robbins had a fine piece on North Korea that is also worth a look: “Declassified answers.”
Finally, in August 2001 the New Republic ran a 25,000 word piece on Joscka Fischer, the German foreign minister. I can’t imagine who would have had the patience to read the piece at the time, but it has of course proved to be a prescient piece of reporting. Michael Kelly based much of his magnificent column earlier this week on the piece. For those with an interest in pursuing the subject further, here is the New Republic article: “The passion of Joschka Fischer,” by Paul Berman.

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