October 2009

The Atlantic - October 2009

Andrew Sullivan asks George W. Bush to apologize for authorizing torture; Mark Bowden says TV journalism is the work of political hitmen—not journalists; Robert D. Kaplan praises Al-Jazeera; Christopher Hitchens decries the smug satire of liberal humorists; Megan McArdle on why Goldman always wins; and much more.

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