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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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lchic - 08:37am Apr 24, 2002 EST (#1737 of 1751)

Iraq may be doing us a favour by raising oil prices

    The world oil price climbs, threatening to push up inflation and undermine the economic recovery. Potential disaster, useful warning or welcome relief?
10 April 2002

Actually all of the above. see
Hamish MacRae (The Independent)

lchic - 08:47am Apr 24, 2002 EST (#1738 of 1751)


    was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles, and a visionary who richly endowed his profession. His innovative New York World and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reshaped newspaper journalism. Pulitzer was the first to call for the training of journalists at the university level in a school of journalism. And certainly, the lasting influence of the Pulitzer Prizes on journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen. In writing his 1904 will, which made provision for the establishment of the Pulitzer Prizes as an incentive to excellence, Pulitzer specified solely four awards in journalism, four in letters and drama, one for education, and four traveling scholarships ..
Here's a category for Fisk - were his columns syndicated in the USA.
    7. For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs

lchic - 08:50am Apr 24, 2002 EST (#1739 of 1751)

The "Haavara Agreement" see

lchic - 09:25am Apr 24, 2002 EST (#1740 of 1751)

CO-lin Powell ME trip,7371,685196,00.html

rshow55 - 10:37am Apr 24, 2002 EST (#1741 of 1751) Delete Message

I'm deleting the previous MD1737, which had an error and an oversight, and reposting here.

To sort out problems, including problems of peace (and the smaller related muddles of the missile defense boongoggle) people have to face the truth, tell the truth, and avoid misinformation. When right answers really count, they have to "connect the dots" (MD1055 rshow55 4/4/02 7:54am ) so that patterns emerge -- and to check those patterns. The New York Times works at that, and I've been especially impressed by, and influenced by, arguments for truth and consistency made in the OpEd columns of PAUL KRUGMAN.

If I had the power to nominate Professor Krugman for a Pulitzer Prize for these columns, I would.

I feel that any leader involved in the Middle East, or trying to deal with related problems, including problems of defense, could benefit from reading them.

OpEd Pieces by By PAUL KRUGMAN:

The Big Lie

Bad Heir Day

The Great Divide

The Smoke Machine

Connect the Dots

At Long Last?

The White Stuff

Losing Latin America

The Angry People

These pieces have been cited on this thread in the following places:

MD941 rshow55 3/29/02 5:14pm . . . MD1055 rshow55 4/4/02 7:54am
MD1102 rshow55 4/5/02 1:16pm ... MD1113 rshow55 4/5/02 2:03pm
MD1116 lchic 4/5/02 2:17pm ... MD1150-1151 almarst-2001 4/6/02 1:23pm
MD1210-1211 rshow55 4/8/02 11:51pm ... MD1264 rshow55 4/11/02 3:28pm
MD1290 rshow55 4/12/02 9:45am ... MD1318 rshow55 4/12/02 6:59pm
MD1331 rshow55 4/13/02 8:11am ... MD1374 rshow55 4/15/02 4:54pm
MD1412 rshow55 4/17/02 1:18pm ... MD1418 almarst-2001 4/17/02 3:24pm
MD1585 rshow55 4/20/02 11:37pm ... MD1711 rshow55 4/23/02 4:00pm

almarst2020 - 11:00am Apr 24, 2002 EST (#1742 of 1751)

lchic 4/24/02 8:50am

Thank you for the importand link.

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