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In Depth: South Asia

2 Jan 2005

Who’s Stingy?

Michael J. Totten's blog Jonathan Last notes that tsunami relief donations from rich Muslim countries are – shall we say – stingy compared with Japanese, Taiwanese, and Western donations. I don’t expect fat aid packages from Afghanistan and Somalia. ...

29 Dec 2004

First Stingy, Now Unilateral

Michael J. Totten's blog First we’re accused of being stingy in the wake of the tsunami. Now Clare Short is laughably accusing us of trying to help unilaterally. United States President George Bush was tonight accused of trying to undermine the ...

26 Dec 2004

Shifting Geography

Michael J. Totten's blog Whoa . The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off Indonesia on Sunday morning moved the entire island of Sumatra about 100 feet to the southwest , pushing up a gigantic mass of water that collapsed into a tsunami and ...

1 Dec 2004

Pentagon to Draft Robots

Michael J. Totten's blog 21st Century assymetrical warfare is hell, especially when it takes place in cities. Here’s one way to reduce (our side’s) casualties in these conflicts: draft robots . From Wired : ORLANDO, Florida — Hunting for guerillas, ...

4 Aug 2004

Biden V. Kerry

Michael J. Totten's blog It’s too bad someone like Sen. Joe Biden didn’t run in the Democratic primary. (It would have helped even more had he won it, but that’s another discussion.) Peter Beinart, editor of The New Republic , compares and contrasts ...

24 Apr 2004

Europe Gets Jihad

Michael J. Totten's blog Europeans are having serious problems with some of their immigrants. LUTON, England, April 24 — The call to jihad is rising in the streets of Europe, and is being answered, counterterrorism officials say. In this former ...

17 Mar 2004

More Trouble for Spain?

Michael J. Totten's blog Spaniards may think they won a reprieve from terrorism, but Lee Smith argues in Slate that there may be more trouble ahead . If the Spanish electorate believed that committing 1,300 troops to Iraq had needlessly exposed it to ...

3 Mar 2004

Hitch on Gay Marriage

Michael J. Totten's blog Dennis Prager sees the fight for gay marriage as a war of “secular extremism” against Western Civilization, and he compares those of us who support gay rights to Al Qaeda. (Thanks, Dennis. You’re a pal.) Christopher Hitchens ...

14 Feb 2004

Vietnam at Half Volume

Michael J. Totten's blog Mark Steyn paints John Kerry as the poster boy for Vietnam Syndrome. Thanks to Kerry in his Hanoi Jane period, Vietnam was a disaster for America that gave the establishment a wholly irrational fear of almost every ramshackle ...

4 Feb 2004

The Race

Michael J. Totten's blog Pakistan’s military dictator Pervez Musharraf pardoned Abdel Qadeer Khan for selling nuclear weapons secrets to North Korea, Libya, and Iran. The Beeb says there is tremendous public opposition to putting this guy on trial. ...

7 Jan 2004

History and Total War

Michael J. Totten's blog When I was a teenager and first learned about the Holocaust, something precious and small, not hope but perhaps faith , slipped away and was lost to me forever. I have read about it in books. I have seen it in movies by ...

9 Dec 2003

View from the Radical Center

Michael J. Totten's blog Christopher Hitchens is interviewed by Jamie Glazov in Front Page Magazine , and he goes after both the right and the left with brass knuckles. These are long exerpts, but the interview itself is quite long, and as usual with ...

7 Oct 2003

No Terrorist Threat?

Michael J. Totten's blog Jeff Jarvis reports : Michael Moore says on the Today Show: “There is no terrorist threat.” Lester Holt, shocked, says is there not evidence of a terrorist threat just two miles away? Moore says, “How many people died because ...

28 Sep 2003

Bosnia, the Middle East, and “Realism”

Michael J. Totten's blog Christopher Hitchens reviews French journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy’s new book Who Killed Daniel Pearl? Lévy has some interesting things to say, not just about Daniel Pearl and Pakistan, but about the Terror War in general. ...

2 Sep 2003

Race: Human

Michael J. Totten's blog James Lileks : I’m lucky; I don’t know where I come from. We have some theories, but they’re just that. One side of my lineage dead-ends in an adoption; the other trails off in Europe, east of Paris. Don’t know. Don’t. Care. ...

26 Aug 2003

Howard Dean Surprises

Michael J. Totten's blog Interesting article in the Washington Post about Howard Dean. The challenge for Dean now is to transition from champion of the antiwar, anti-Bush left to electable Democrat without losing his steam and solid liberal base, ...

12 Aug 2003

Which Country Are You?

Michael J. Totten's blog Randy Paul took the Country Quiz and it told him he is India. Apparently, I’m Canada. You’re Canada! People make fun of you a lot, but they’re stupid because you’ve got a much better life than they do. In fact, they’re ...

30 Jul 2003

Barbarism

Michael J. Totten's blog So many women in Bangladesh are attacked with acid that an Acid Survivor’s Foundation is necessary. From their Web site: Acid attacks have traumatic consequences – physically, psychologically, and socially. Nitric and ...

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