Thursday, April 26, 2007

Moyers on the Media and Iraq

I wanted to recommend Buying the War, a documentary by Bill Moyers that aired last night on PBS (you can watch it online). It's really amazing to re-watch some of the media coverage preceding the Iraq war and to see how unbelievably wrong it was. Glenn Greenwald has a nice post on the topic.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Waiting Game

There haven't been many posts for a while, due to a good deal of traveling for job interviews. Now that I'm done with the traveling, all I can do is wait until the decisions come in. The waiting is fairly miserable; I've managed to be somewhat productive research-wise, but I can't help but glance at my email and phone a bit too frequently to make sure I don't miss any news. Even though the waiting is hard, I'm also slightly dreading the end of waiting, since at that point if I have multiple offers I'll have to make a decision. I know that all my options will probably be good, but I'm sure I'll agonize to no end over minutiae in trying to make the best possible choice anyway.

Well, that's about all I have to say for now. I just finished reading Bleak House after several fits and starts, and I hope to write a bit about it soon.