# The defence of the Enlightenment
Timothy Garton Ash says, referring to the famous 9/12 headline "nous sommes tous Americains", we are all now blue Americans and must work together.
# A never ending quest for the Holy Grail
but the former Bishop of Edinburgh says, "It's all good fun but absolute nonsense"
# Criminals to be fed vitamins to improve behaviour
Is bad diet to blame for aggression or just another excuse for crime.
# SMS the Prime Minister
Tony Blair conducted a text Q and A. Here's the transcript.
# Top 20 Stupid Client Quotes
I told a client once to open Internet Explorer. He was like, "I don't have that." Eventually we discovered that Internet Explorer was known in his brain as the big blue 'e'.
# A day of public thanksgiving and prayer
Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness"
# Kevin Sites on his tape of the shooting in the Mosque
"I want you to read my account and make up your own minds about whether you think what I did was right or wrong."
# Interview with Paul Wolfowitz
Wolfy on creating new allies, dealing with old ones, intelligence and empire.
# The Crisis of Legitimacy: America and the World
Robert Kagan delivers the John Bonython Lecture in Melbourne on a familiar theme.
# More fear and loathing on the campaign trail
Just noticed the Indy's interview with Hunter S. Thomson from last week.
# North East England 'no' vote retains dumb constitutional arrangement
The total number of people voting against the plans was 696,519 (78%), while 197,310 (22%) voted in favour. 47.8% turnout.
# Canadians Unite to Marry An American
"Legions of Canadians have already pledged to sacrifice their singlehood to save our southern neighbours from four more years of cowboy conservatism."
# George Bush is no Hamlet
Which is not to say that "Hamlet" itself offers no insight into the current administration or to the current race for the presidency.