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Warning from a student of democracy's collapse

This is from an NYT story about Fritz Stern, a refugee from Hitler's Germany who is worried about some of the tactics being used by the Christian Right in the United States. An excerpt: In his address in November, just after he received a prize presented by the German foreign minister, he told his audience […]

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Exit, snarling

A brief NYT editorial on how comedian Jon Stewart may have been prescient when he went on CNN’s Crossfire and seriously dissed it.

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A BBC reporter on covering the tsunami disaster

The BBC’s Jonathan Head is in Aceh province, where the damage from the tsunamis was the most severe. Here are some of his thoughts on trying to make sense of it for an audience:

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On picking a disaster photo

Daniel Okrent, the NYT’s public editor, talks about the paper’s controversial selection of┬áthe following photo for its Dec. 28 front page: A grieving Indian mother on her knees, the floor around her littered with young children killed by the tsunamis. I talk about it too.

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