Wikileaks: Taking Romance out of Schmoozing Sources, and Other Bad Habits

By |2017-06-23T15:32:59-05:00December 15th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Julie Baldwin|Tags: |

(more from our WikiLeaks Symposium) Gentle Readers, today Miss Manners would like to remind everyone that it is bad manners to tell state secrets, especially those found out because of a vindictive American soldier. Julian Assange is not, despite his defense, doing anyone a favor. In fact, in this time of war, he is doing [...]

The Problem of an Ill-informed Citizenry

By |2017-06-23T15:15:17-05:00December 9th, 2010|Categories: Foreign Affairs|Tags: , |

Our press is complacent (fat and well-fed), our world leaders are arrogant, and accordingly our citizenry is horribly ill-informed. Because we’ve been asked to be brief, my response to the leaks are offered in a way to get the conversation going and thus will be twofold: a general response and then some thoughts about a [...]

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