Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Open Thread - Wednesday

NPR related comments welcomed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I almost fell out of my chair this morning when Steve Inskeep had an interview with author Robert Harris, whose novel, Imperium, I am in the middle of reading). Harris drew parallels between 9-11's impact on US democracy and a little-known raid by pirates on Ostia near Rome, that was used as an excuse by Pompey the Great to assume dictatorial powers. The Roman republic never recovered. Anyway, I kept waiting for Inskeep to interrupt Harris and to discount the parallel, but he didn't.

I am stunned.