October 2009

In This Issue

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.


Stephen Webster/Wonderful Machine

Why I Love Al Jazeera

The Arab TV channel is visually stunning, exudes hustle, and covers the globe like no one else. Just beware of its insidious despotism.

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  • Peter Arkle

    Why Goldman Always Wins

    What do investment bankers, wedding planners, funeral directors, and movie-trailer voice-over artists have in common? High fees for high-stakes, once-in-a-lifetime deals.

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