Special note for Thursday, August 11, 2016

I want to let you know about this piece by Scott Anderson, published by the NYT, an in-depth history of the currently deeply troubled Arab lands. With photos and graphics, it's more than 100 pages -- a book, really, rather than a magazine article.

But with the current vacuous and inflammatory political discourse about IS, and the U.S. role and responsibility in the region, it's our obligation to be well informed.

I'll do a regular update as events warrant, but it's good to take time to look back and understand.

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