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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
Length in days of the sentence Russian blogger Alexei Navalny served for leading an opposition rally last year:
Israeli researchers developed software that evaluates the depression of bloggers.
A teenager in Singapore was convicted of obscenity for posts critical of Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s founding father, that included an image of Lee having sex with Margaret Thatcher.
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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.”