HILLARY ON TRACK

My assessment of the likeliest next Democratic nominee can be read here. HOW TO HELP IRAN’S DEMOCRATS: Some suggestions here. PERSPECTIVE: Yes, it’s important. The vast majority of coalition soldiers in Iraq and elsewhere are doing extremely tough jobs in unimaginably difficult circumstances. Photo essays like these and this are a vital part of the … Continue reading HILLARY ON TRACK

THE FRENCH GLOAT

They’re all but hoping for allied casualties and failure. Of course, they tend to exaggerate and panic at the slightest whiff of military difficulty as history attests. Here are some details from the Times of London about the astonishing unity among the French in their contempt for the Anglo-Americans: France 2, the state television network, … Continue reading THE FRENCH GLOAT

We will forget.Researchers have long found that the memory of epochal events fade with time. The remembering of such events even has a specific name

flashbulb memory. As time passes, the chronology gets jumbled up; we fumble on the details; we airbrush some parts and highlight others. We re-imagine the past to make it more coherent, meaningful, bearable. One ongoing study at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Psychology Department – of a large, country-wide sample of people – is finding … Continue reading

We will forget.Researchers have long found that the memory of epochal events fade with time. The remembering of such events even has a specific name