Thank-you, Boston Review.
Ten People Who Don’t Belong on Foreign Policy’s 2011 List of “Top 100 Global Thinkers”:
#12 Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice “For making the world we live in.”
#22 Bernard-Henri Levy “For taking on a real war this time.”
#35 Amy Chua “For proving that even a parenting memoir can shake the world.”
#39 David Cameron “For showing how to do more with less.”
#40 Paul Ryan “For putting America’s debt problem on top of the agenda.”
#45 Robert Gates “For being America’s last bipartisan figure.”
#51 John McCain “For finding his voice again—in support of democrats the world over.”
#58 Thomas Friedman “For holding out hope of American renewal.”
#67 Robert D. Kaplan “For redrawing the global map of our future.”
Click through to listen.
“ThinkProgress calculated ten investments America could’ve afforded if it didn’t spend $113 billion — the allotment made in Fiscal Year 2011 — on the war in Afghanistan. Each one of these policy options represents an equivalent $113 billion cost:”
Some things that do not to appear to have helped the United States kill Osama Bin Laden:
News outlets that I will happily pay money for: