Monthly Archives: May 2011

Beverly Eckert’s meditations on terror and terrorists

I have blogged on No truer hearts about some of Beverly’s thoughts about Osama bin Laden and his 9/11 minions. Advertisements

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The end of bin Laden as seen by writers in the New Yorker

Some of the best reporting on Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and the US struggles against them have appeared on the pages of The New Yorker. Staff writer Lawrence Wright has written articles for the magazine, as well as the essential … Continue reading

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What would Beverly say on this momentous day?

I would not presume to know exactly how Beverly Eckert would have reacted to the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed. But I do know she would have wholeheartedly endorsed the sentiments of Barack Obama regarding how America … Continue reading

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The death of Osama Bin Laden: A watershed in post-9/11 America

My normal routine of late has been to retire for the day around 9:30 or 10 p.m. This past evening I tended to my daughter, tired after an Ultimate Frisbee tournament over the weekend, and together we watched some of … Continue reading

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A place to browse and read quality longform non-fiction

I’m getting a kick out of being able to look over the shoulders of famous members of the Twitterati (like Gene Weingarten) to see who they are following. Gene has his serious side, having written a number of amazing in-depth … Continue reading

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