Today's New York Times includes a "post-script" to the paper's Sept.12 piece that reported on the resignation of Charles Pelton, the former Washington Post executive at the center of the salon-gate controversy. In July, Politico broke news that the Post planned to host private dinners at the home of Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth, where corporate sponsors could mingle with Post journalists and senior Obama administration officials and policy-makers in an off-the-record setting. In the original Sept.
Peter Scoblic is the executive editor of The New Republic and the author of U.S. vs. Them, which is now out in paperback. Like my colleagues, I am rapt by the sight of the Iranian protests. In fact, listening to NPR's coverage from Tehran this morning, I found myself rapt by the sound of the protests, the kind of roar that only a stadium-sized group of people can produce. It's an inspiring moment in Iranian politics.
On the morning of February 21, David Perel, the editor-in-chief of the National Enquirer, was sitting in his Boca Raton office when he pulled up The New York Times website.
If you haven't yet heard our executive editor's booming radio voice, check out yesterday's episode of NPR's "Fresh Air." Now is the time to grab a copy of U.S. vs. Them on Amazon, if you've ever contemplated buying one: Based on purchases made today and yesterday, it's this close to making the bestseller list and shaming Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. --Barron YoungSmith
RealClearPolitics just linked to Samantha Power's excellent New York Review of Books piece about the foreign policy Democrats ought to adopt--incidentally, it's a review of our executive editor's book U.S. vs. Them. Echoing Obama's new ad campaign, Power says Democrats should emphasize: The New versus the Old. Democrats should argue that their foreign policy is particularly well suited to meeting today's unconventional threats--those that cross borders. Meeting such threats will sometimes entail using military force, but it will almost always require mustering global cooperation.
Want to know why George W. Bush hates evil so much, and what it means for U.S. foreign policy? Join TNR executive editor Peter Scoblic at Politics & Prose bookstore--7pm tonight--for a discussion of his book U.S. vs. Them: How A Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America's Security. (His new website is up here). --Barron YoungSmith
This is your chance to meet our executive editor, J. Peter Scoblic. He's doing a book talk in San Fran at 6:30 this evening: "Inforum" at the Commonwealth Club on 595 Market St. And tomorrow in Los Angeles: "Vroman's Bookstore" at the Pasadena Public Library, at 285 E. Walnut St. Next year in Jerusalem! --Barron YoungSmith