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August 09, 2005

Readerville for Political Junkies

by Ron Hogan

Talking Points Memo, one of the few political blogs I read every morning, recently launched a companion discussion board with a book club section. This week, they're talking about Squandered Victory by Larry Diamond, a former adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. The book's about his efforts to help develop an Iraqi constitution and his increasing frustration at the "criminal negligence" he saw in American's handling of the (choose your own adjective for your own politics: liberated or conquered) nation. He'll be posting an essay or two in the club, and reacting to reader questions and comments, so it should make for an engaging bit of policy wonkery, just like the book. And I'm not the only one who liked it; check out David Rieff's thoughts in The Nation.

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