An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Friday, July 9, 2010

Kyrgyzstan: NYT beats WaPo

I've been shamefully ignoring Kyrgyzstan. Well, I've been ignoring politics in general, busy on vodo and other techncial work. But it's particularly hideous to start ignoring an area you care about, just as a great many things (good and bad) start happening. Not reading about what's happening over there makes me feel complicit in the near-total lack of attention in the Western media.

And Kyrgyzstan really is being overlooked to an incredible extent. Washington Post: nothing worth mentioning. New York Times is doing noticeably better, though -- in fact, their coverage is pretty decent considering the distance, and the lack of much domestic political significance within the US.

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