Saturday, June 18, 2011

So I said to someone I'd post on the weekend...

...apparently I didn't think to mention *which* weekend.

It's been a while. Thanks for looking in here in during my absence, All.

For now, here's an Open Thread for you and I'll see what I can do about getting regular Topic Threads up again soonest. As always with commenting here, the usual rules apply: Play Nice.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Talking Turkey

I've been more than a little busy, but that hasn't meant overlooking things entirely... for example, this just came across:

Totten and Berlinski on modern Turkey.

What the recent changes mean to the region and the world; why the AKP is doing what it is doing; A very good look at how this could all end very badly.

By the way, supporting Michael Totten's reporting and doing the same for Claire Berlinski's Ricochet work are two of the best things one can do if one really believes in "the new media". I don't rattle a tip jar here, but I'm more than happy to point out that these worthy efforts do. Both have superb books in print right now as well.