Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Real Insult to the Military

Good morning. A few new items today...

  • You mean the U.S. military isn’t a dumping ground? You mean it isn’t a cross-section of working-class and minority America? You mean, given the choice between a terrific education in a good university and an eventual job and the security of suburban dullness versus a couple of tour of duties in Sadr City or Anbar Province—our contemporary Sodom and Gomorrah—an American will choose Iraq over Cedar Lane? John Kerry was foolish. He wasn't quite wrong. See "The Real Insult to the Military..."
  • The latest New York Times-CBS poll appears to have the GOP down in the dumps. But behind the numbers, we still have an American public learning few lessons from Iraq. See "A Poll's Black and Blue Marks"
  • The cultural historian Michael Kammen has a new book, Visual Shock, and Candide's Notebooks has a delicious excerpt: See "Oscar Wilde's Testicles..."

Plenty more in Candide's Latest, including, today, how the Pentagon is (again) playing journalism school to the American media. See Candide's Latest...

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