Sunday, November 16, 2003

Voices Of Reason 

We've all learned to take things written in the NYT or the Guardian with a huge heap of salt. However, there are writers in both newspapers that still have all their marbles.

Andrew Sullivan praises John F. Burns' work in the NYT. He calls Burns the "New Orwell", which seems a bit over-the-top to me, but I agree that his article today is beautifully written, fair, and insightful. It doesn't sugar the problems in Iraq, but portrays them in a realistic and accurate manner. It also doesn't blanket describe the opinions of the Iraqi population.

William Sjorstrom digs up David Aaronvitch's column in today's Guardian. As Sjorstrom puts it:
Aaronovitch is not the Guardian's token conservative. He is the Guardian's token "not loony."
Read it. It shows you don't have to be a Bush lover (nothing wrong with that!) to have a sense of reality.
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