- From J. Daniel Janzen’s “The Wrong Man’s Burden (With Apologies to Rudyard Kipling)“:
Take up the Wrong Man’s burden–
Protect the crude ye must;
Partition out the oilfields
To those ye know and trust.
Though Arabs might suspect it
And mind it terribly–
What’s good for Halliburton
Is good for you and me.
- Eric Weinberger contemplates Graham Greene’s significance at his centenary:
When the vice-president can twist Senator John Kerry’s words so that we start snickering at the idea of waging a “sensitive war,” we have left the morally ambiguous territory of Graham Greene, for whom such oppositions or seeming paradoxes were paramount