Martin Amis: I, Crackpot?

Newsweek,
April 5, 2008
Toward the end of “The Second Plane,” Martin Amis’s new book on the roots and impact of 9/11, the British novelist describes a fellow writer as “an oddity: his thoughts and themes are … serious—but he writes like a maniac. A talented maniac, but a maniac.” Amis is describing Mark Steyn, a controversial anti-Islam polemicist,...

Poll: Iranians Warm to U.S.

Newsweek,
April 5, 2008
Western pundits like to console themselves that while Iran’s leaders may be fiercely anti-American, its people, especially the young, are another matter: pro-Western aspiring democrats who, if allowed to vote freely, would elect a more agreeable government. Now a poll released today by WorldOpinion.org paints a more complex picture. The United States is still reviled,...