Journalese

There are two interesting editorial items in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Some of you won’t like them — particularly the first one, because it is by Fouad Ajami, whose viewpoint is far from neutral, and because it says some good things about George Bush, and about our recent adventures in the East. (There may be accusations of “twaddle”.) Nevertheless, I think it is worth reading, if only for the sake of balance. Feel free to fire away.

The second piece, by Bret Stephens, is about how our uncommonly good fortune here in America gives us a slightly skewed perspective about what real troubles are.

Have a look here, and here.

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2 Comments

  1. Eugene says

    I read only the first article. Author is definitely very intelligent, and he has a solid and relatively objective view of the situation.

    Posted January 9, 2008 at 5:14 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Welcome, Eugene.

    I’m always interested as well to see what Ajami has to say; his view of the US role in the Mideast is a welcome counterweight to what one usually hears in these parts.

    Posted January 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm | Permalink