Sunday, December 11, 2005

Torture, Bubbles & Willie Nelson: The Weekend Review

We read them so you don’t have to: The latest edition of the Weekend Review, posted at The Notebooks’ main site, includes critical reviews of the following articles and essays:

  • “Young Osama: How he learned radicalism, and may have seen America,” by Steve Coll, The New Yorker, December 12, 2005.

  • “The Strange Case of Chaplain Yee,” by Joseph Lelyveld, New York Review of Books, December 15, 2005.

  • “The Truth About Torture,” by Charles Krauthammer, The Weekly Standard, December 5, 2005.

  • “The Man Who Sold the War: Meet John Rendon, Bush’s general in the propaganda war,” by James Bamford, Rolling Stone, December 1, 2005.

  • “The End of News?” and “The Press: The Enemy Within,” by Michael Massing,  in the Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 issues of the New York Review of Books.

  • “The Amazing Bubble-Man: Alan Greenspan’s Inflated Legacy,” by Peter Hartcher. The American Interest, Winter 2005.

  • “The Protestant Deformation,” by James Kurth; The American Interest, Winter 2005.

  • “Willie Nelson,” an interview by Evan Smith, Texas Monthly, December 2005.

  • “Desiring by Myself,” by Adam Phillips, Raritan, Summer 2005.