The dark side of tolerance. Don borders on heresy by questioning one of the basic tenets of the Internet. [Don Box’s Spoutlet]
Day: August 19, 2002
In Georgia, a Race Too Close to Call. The issues of war and peace in the Middle East may be what decide the Democratic primary battle in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District. By Philip Shenon. [New York Times: Politics]
Opposition to Nanotechnology. Now that nanotechnology is toddling into commercialization, it is encountering the same real-world headwinds that have impeded biotechnology. By Barnaby J. Feder. [New York Times: Technology]
Afghanistan Look to Rewire Country. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — There are only 12,000 functioning telephones for nearly 2 million people in Kabul. And most calls never go through. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: Technology]
When Justice Is Mocked. Robert Keahey is the prosecutor who brought capital murder charges against three retarded individuals for the murder of an infant who was never proved to have existed, much less been killed. By Bob Herbert. [New York Times: Opinion]
Lee Critizes The Whole Concept Of Foriegn Aid By Giving One Ex
Lee critizes the whole concept of foriegn aid by giving one example of where it went wrong and claiming the only places it went right was the Marshall Plan and Israel. Frankly it’s hard to buy the argument, if it was failing soo often, then why would anyone bother? malice? I think aid is a great thing and works well on the small scale, and normally does help in the large scale. However aid is not a replacement for economic prosperity. It’s a bandaid to help a population get through a rough spot.
He then claims that US companies moving plants in foriegn countries has been the best solution for third world country woes. I think it’s more likely that such a thing just changes the nature of some of the woes. The late 1800s showed some of the problems that industrialization can bring. Sometimes a new factory can be the best thing in the world for a third world town, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easily abused, and can’t cause the same side effects he mentions with ethipoia. Also take a look at what has happend to the so called coperate towns accross america. The majority of them are dead. Healthy towns have a diversity of industry, or at least buissness.
Kidnapped By The Times By Charles Krautham
Kidnapped by the Times
By Charles Krauthammer Sunday, August 18, 2002; Page B07 [The Washington Post]
A followup to the recent Times coverage that mentions Kissinger.