I’ll be away from my weblog for the next couple of days, celebrating my tenth wedding anniversary here.
Via Steve Bowbrick, I’ve discovered the three weblogs by Russell Davies. I agree with Steve that Egg, Bacon, Chips and Beans is an all-time classic, closely followed by A Good Place for a Cup of Tea and a Think. The conventional weblog is also well worth a read. Among the odd observations, Davies points to this explanation of the fabulous Honda Cog ad.
I didn’t realise that Brad DeLong had such instantaneous power. Yesterday he commented that the Financial Times’s Martin Wolf “needs to talk more about the necessity of getting the Bush administration out of the White House”.
Lo and behold, today’s FT brings this from Martin (subscribers only):
“So what is wrong with this administration? Put simply, it fails to understand the basis of US power, mis-specifies US objectives and is incompetent in executing its intentions
“Crafting a foreign policy for a new era is hard. The last time this had to be done was in the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry Truman more than half a century ago. The institutions they established and the values they upheld were the foundation of the successful US foreign policy of the postwar era. Now, a task even more complex has fallen on this president. He is not up to the job. This is not a moral judgment, but a practical one. The world is too complex and dangerous for the pious simplicities and arrogant unilateralism of George W. Bush.”