Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Got a Minute?

[posted by Callimachus]

Check this out. Protein Wisdom distills a 1992 Atlantic Monthly piece about American diplomatic attitudes toward the Arab world, as it then stood. You'll be surprised at some of the players and what they were -- literally -- playing. And at how far we haven't come since then. Whole populations of pundits have simply gotten up from one set of policy chairs and taken seats in what had been the chairs of their rivals. It bolsters Reader's contention that everything going on is just unresolved issues from 1989.