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Old 10-05-2008, 10:28 AM
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:16 AM
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Did I mishear? Sarkozy, Brown and Rudd represent "developing countries?"

Even if I did mishear, it is odd to hear Matthew Lee arguing that the banks of these "developing" countries (as well as countries with sovereign wealth funds) shouldn't benefit from the "bailout." After all, they were bamboozled into buying mortage-backed mortgages etc. by the same Wall Street firms that bamboozled themselves and American banks into buying them.
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:32 AM
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The secret of Matthew Lee’s bubbling energy revealed: Mountain Dew…, more caffeine than Green Tea!!

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: UN Plaza: We Miss You, Kofi!

Dear Bloggingheads,


What is the best book(s) about the UN, if there are any.


tyty in advance
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:57 AM
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Default Re: UN Plaza: We Miss You, Kofi!

Another fascinating UN Dispatch. Liked the willingness to "stray off the reservation" and the effort to tie those threads back to the UN context.

Shoutout to Wonderment for making a good request, and shoutout to Mark for noticing and responding. I look forward to hearing an NPT discussion.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:03 AM
Mark Leon Goldberg Mark Leon Goldberg is offline
 
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Default Re: UN Plaza: We Miss You, Kofi!

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Dear Bloggingheads,


What is the best book(s) about the UN, if there are any.


tyty in advance
The industry standard is Parliament of Man, by Paul Kennedy.

Thanks for asking!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:36 PM
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Sorry, I was venting, and after I read what I had posted I realized it was trash and tried to delete it before I was caught out. When it comes to non-proliferation issues I do get frustrated with Israel's position and let my emotions run free. The comment that I deleted was intended to express my disappointment with Israel's and the US's continuing lack of support for establishing a nuclear weapons free zone in the middle east, but instead it became, as you noticed, a rather moronic rant.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: UN Plaza: We Miss You, Kofi!

This was one of the funnest UN episodes ever.

Loved this update on the "news":
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/148...7:34&out=27:56
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:03 AM
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It took me a while to get to this one, but the discussion of the financial crisis was an interesting change for these two. They each said more about their own personal views on non-UN matters than I've seen in all of the rest of their diavlogs combined, which seems like it might be an unwelcome distraction for a UN-themed program, but in fact it added a lot of texture and background. I feel like I understand where the two of them are coming from quite a bit better now, which is a nice perspective to carry forward for future diavlogs. I often find myself agreeing with Matthew on matters related to the UN, but that section really highlighted what Mark brings to this pairing. Mark provides a stable base for the conversation, without which Matthew sometimes seems like he might spiral off into space. I've said before and I'll say again that these two are among my favorite bloggingheads.

The Serbia-Kosovo bit was fascinating... and it appears that Serbia won the vote 77-6-74. Lots of abstentions. I'd love to see some follow up on this in a future diavlog.
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