Here’s what’s caught my eye this morning:
- More on Juan Cole vs. Lisa Ramaci-Vincent, widow of journalist Steven Vincent who was murdered in Iraq from Mark Kleiman. I found this question from Kleiman particularly relevant:
If the case had involved a male Nigerian anthropologist studying the culture of the Mississippi Delta and a white female Mississipian acting as his guide and informant, would you similarly blame the Nigerian if her relatives, or the remnants of the local Klan, had decided to string him up? Would he, too, have been culpably “naive,” “foolish,” and “ignorant”? If not, what makes the morally significant difference between the two cases?
Hat tip: Balloon Juice.
- Trial lawyer Beldar defends the civil jury trial system. My own experience in life is that technocrats (people who believe in rule by experts) generally believe that people with their own expertise should run everything.
- There’s journalism, Journalism, reporting, and Reporting. Michael Yon is Reporting from Iraq. Read his best dispatch yet.
- Jeff Goldstein of Protein Wisdom isn’t being funny in this post about identity politics. But he’s making a lot of sense.
- Rantings of a Sand Monkey reports there’s been another IED blast in the Sinai.
That’s the lot.