Sunday, August 16, 2009

Battlefields



Two interesting pieces in today's Times that speak to the ways the current political and cultural landscapes simultaneously offer risk and opportunity for a more equitable world: Lizette Alvarez and Steven Lee Myers' fascinating article on women's shifting military roles in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Frank Rich's op-ed on the new season of Mad Men and its relationship to the town hall fracas.

2 comments:

dave said...

I like that Rich piece a lot--I think he's really onto something in terms of the level of emotion at the town hall meetings and a much greater sense of fear that goes beyond changes in health care.

Judith Ellis said...

I agree with Dave's comment and Rich is right on.