Frontline interview from PBS’ The Way the Music Died. I don’t know that I’d so blithely use Woodstock as any kind of benchmark – the execs certainly knew about CSNY as a purely commercial undertaking – but nevertheless there’s a lot to glean from any interview with Crosby on this subject.
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made a speech that has been widely noted since. The full text has been published by MoveOn. “…from its earliest days in power, this administration sought to radically destroy the foreign policy consensus that had guided America since the end of World War II. The long successful strategy of containment was abandoned in favor of the new strategy of ‘preemption.’ And what they meant by preemption was not the inherent right of any nation to act preemptively against an imminent threat to its national security, but rather an exotic new approach that asserted a unique and unilateral U.S. right to ignore international law wherever it wished to do so and take military action against any nation, even in circumstances where there was no imminent threat. All that is required, in the view of Bush’s team is the mere assertion of a possible, future threat – and the assertion need be made by only one person, the President.”
that the filming was later called off. I guess shining the light of day on such practices can have an effect.
Lawrence Lessig reports that Illinois Senate candidate Jack Ryan has someone following and videotaping his opponent around the clock. Prof Lessig suggests that Ryan doesn’t understand the digital age; I would suggest that he understands it all too well.
I was away visiting family in Connecticut over the long weekend, and lots has happened while I was gone. Being busy at work and unable to update regularly, here are some apropos pointers.
- As of Sunday, we’re in a general election campaign in Canada.
- The CBS News program 60 Minutes continued to press on Iraq, this time with a story on General Anthony Zinni, who says that the current course in Iraq is “headed over Niagara Falls.”
- Michael Moore won the Palme D’Or at Cannes over the weekend.
- Many are reporting that Rumsfeld has banned digital cameras and cam-phones in Iraq following the prison atrocities – or more specifically, the publication of photographic records of said atrocities. Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin, however, has looked into this in more depth, and apparently it’s not so.