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Elsewhere on the web, I discuss the change in command in Afghanistan in terms of the concept of “collateral damage” for National Public Radio here.
And I offer a review of the recently concluded trial in United States v. Bourke, a major effort by the Justice Department to recast the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by prosecuting the victim of a spectacular fraud involving an attempt to privatize the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, at Oil and Glory, the website of BusinessWeek’s foreign affairs editor, Steve LeVine.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Chance that an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”