Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
This Wednesday at the Society of Illustrators, 7 p.m., a panel on art and press censorship in wartime. The Media: The First Casualty in Iraq. $10, free to students with ID. It will also be broadcast live at societyillustrators.org. Not that talking about this syndrome will stop its recurrence. But understanding it may help us better survive the next assault. Hope to see y'all.
Christian Parenti is an American investigative journalist and scholar. His most recent book, The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004), is an account of the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, and Bolivia.