Ian Williams

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  • 11 years ago | Books

    The current torrent of polemical publishing is producing “blooks,” blogs in print. Blogs can be fun, informative and stirring, but they don’t necessarily have a beginning, middle or end. They display the blogger in all the resplende...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    A year ago, the British and U.S. delegations at the United Nations abandoned their attempt to bulldoze through a resolution authorizing their intended attack on Iraq. A few days later an exultant Richard Perle, one of the architects of this new wo...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    The summit in the Azores was typical of the new style of American diplomacy. Even when not declaring war, it can be pretty objectionable. According to some Portuguese journalists, Washington forgot to tell the Portuguese prime minister that the su...

  • 12 years ago