At Least You Get a Tote Bag

Something to consider when PBS launches its next fundraising drive:

Richard Perle, former assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan and a chief White House proponent of the Iraq War, will be online Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss "The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom" -- the second installment of PBS's "America at a Crossroads" series -- which follows him as he travels the globe articulating, defending and debating the neoconservative case for an assertive American foreign policy.

Uh, huh. The liberal case for PBS privatization grows stronger. America at the Crossroads by Francis Fukuyama is, unlike Perle's similarly named TV series, highly recommended.