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James Forsyth Plan B For Iraq By Eliot Cohen, The Wall Street Journal God returns to Europe by Eric Kaufman, Prospect Patronising Turkey is a dangerous game for Europe by Denis MacShane, The Financial Times Raise the Gas Tax by Greg Mankiw, Greg Mankiw’s Blog Where the Right Went Wrong David Brooks reviews Andrew Sullivan’s ...

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James Forsyth

Plan B For Iraq By Eliot Cohen, The Wall Street Journal
God returns to Europe by Eric Kaufman, Prospect
Patronising Turkey is a dangerous game for Europe by Denis MacShane, The Financial Times
Raise the Gas Tax by Greg Mankiw, Greg Mankiw's Blog
Where the Right Went Wrong David Brooks reviews Andrew Sullivan's new book, The New York Times


Mike Boyer

James Forsyth


Mike Boyer

  Kate Palmer

  • An Argument for a Trans-Atlantic Free-Trade Zone By Gabor Steingart, Der Spiegel – How should the West respond to China and India’s growing economic clout? Set up a trans-Atlantic free-trade zone from Alaska to Austria.
  • The Internet Black Hole That is North Korea By Tom Zeller Jr., The New York Times – That North Koreans aren’t plugged into the Web isn’t surprising. But this DoDsatellite image, which shows just how disconnected the country is, is remarkable.   

Will Dobson


Travis Daub

  • Rough Guide to Outsourcing in China By Al Mudrow, Design News – From the electronics bazzars of Shenzen, to the factory landscape of Guangzhou, an engineer give a first-hand account of his experiences setting up a complex manufacturing process in China.
  • Doonesbury’s War, By Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Magazine -I’ve never been religous about reading Doonsebury. From now on I will be. 

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