From yesterday's front pages, a new anti-terrorism concept as the Olympics draw near:
Click for larger and more legible version. The headline in the (state-controlled) China Daily -- "Know of any terror plots?" -- makes me wonder yet again whether the foreigners hired to express the government's view to the English-speaking world are trying their very, very hardest to convey that perspective in the most totally convincing way, or whether they might having some fun on their own.
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James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.