Noam Chomsky on Charlie Rose discussing his book Failed States.
I can always get you a lime: The fascinating first segment of this episode of Charlie Rose features British playwright Michael Freyn. There is a second, even better segment with Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho; Mary Herron, director of the film version of the novel; and Christian Bale, the Welsh actor behind the brilliant portrayal of Patrick Bateman.
I didn’t realize it until watching this interview, but Thomas L. Friedman is a complete hack. See for yourself, he’s a lazy and mustachioed journalist who calls smart people on the phone, and then completely makes a fool of himself while butchering his attempt to interpret what those people tell him. He drops words like “software” and “Microsoft” while endlessly babbling on about his halfwitted and vastly over-simplified hypothesis. I was horribly disappointed after watching this interview, because I thought this guy was a hardhitting deedster, turns out he is a total schmuck know-nothing.
President Bush, while at the G8 Summit in Russia, recently provided a rare peek “behind the curtain” when he made some off-handed remarks to British Prime Minister Tony Blair while not realizing his microphone was still turned on. [WaPo] …”Russia is a big country. China is big too.” Umm…
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Google is coming to Michigan!
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