What We’re Reading
Preeti Aroon “A Priest Walks Into Qatar and …” by Ryan J. Maher in the Washington Post. Maher, a Jesuit priest who taught a theology course in Qatar, says American students lack a “felt-in-the-bone understanding of what it is to live one’s life committed to one’s faith.” When it comes to international relations, that is ...
“A Priest Walks Into Qatar and …” by Ryan J. Maher in the Washington Post. Maher, a Jesuit priest who taught a theology course in Qatar, says American students lack a “felt-in-the-bone understanding of what it is to live one’s life committed to one’s faith.” When it comes to international relations, that is a problem.
“War crimes trial gets underway Monday at Guantánamo,” by Carol Rosenberg in Sunday’s Miami Herald. Rosenberg tackles the key questions about the trial of Salim Hamdan, better known as Osama bin Laden’s former driver, as he faces the United States’ first war-crimes tribunal since World War II.
“The King of Green Investing.” Richard Shaffer profiles Vinod Khosla (right), the legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist, for Fast Company. Khosla has sunk more than $450 million of his own money into “green” startup companies, and now his old firm is following his lead.
“Dear Barack Obama,” a guide in this week’s New Republic to the Democratic nominee about his upcoming visit to Israel. Yossi Klein Halevi tells Obama what to expect in a nation blessed by economic prosperity and plagued by security problems, and explains why Israel is more worried right now about finding solutions to the Iran problem rather than the Palestinian one.
“How Not to do an American Accent,” by Stephen Robb for the BBC. Americans and Brits all think they can imitate each other. They are wrong. The BBC’s correspondent took a course with Hollywood’s top accent coach and still came out sounding like a “slightly camp game show host with an occasional lisp.” (After watching the video, I would say that description is generous.)
Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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