It is common, these days, to hear people complaining about the media’s tendency to go on and on about a story. There is too much overkill, we are told. There is too much self-righteous indignation and outrage. Read more

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I grew up in the 60s and the 70s in a vaguely Lefty family. This was a time when the phrase ‘the ugly American’ was in common use, when the US was involved in unpopular exercises of its power (in Vietnam, for instance) and when the CIA was actively interfering in Indian politics (just because we exaggerated its influence, do not believe that the Agency was idle). Read more

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