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30 September 2010 11:48

  • Tom Ricks has simple answers for Afghanistan. (Thanks Danielle.)
  • Video of John Howard's speech to the Heritage Foundation.
  • Malcolm Gladwell says the revolution will not be tweeted (thanks Michael). Plenty of ripostes to his argument here.
  • Thom Woodroofe argues that, so far, Obama is not the 'Pacific president' we were promised.
  • The BBC's man in Sydney, Nick Bryant, offers a list of 'big-name Australians who have not made much of a global splash — often, it has to be said, because their homeland has been able to happily accommodate their ambition.'
  • One for the Russia specialists: this looks like  good blog about the life and politics of Moscow.
  • New footage discovered in Australia of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.
  • World War I officially ends this Sunday, with Germany making its last reparations payment under the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 'In the footsteps of the Kaiser: China boosts US power in Asia', by Walter Russell Mead.
  • Scathing, touching and altogether delightful review of Christopher Hitchens' biography. The piece dwells on Hitchens' remarkable strength as a debater, and there are surely few worse fates for a pundit than to be booked against him on a TV chat show. Here's some of his best work (via 3QD):

 

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