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Two from Slate

  • Hitchens on Falwell – a nice vicious hit job, closing with

    It’s a shame that there is no hell for Falwell to go to, and it’s extraordinary that not even such a scandalous career is enough to shake our dumb addiction to the “faith-based.”

  • On Generals – An interesting piece on the lack of turnover at the Pentagon due to the Iraq war. Unmentioned is the lack of turnover as a result of 9-11, which should be the larger clue.

One Comment

  • PurpleSlog

    s thought the lack of generals being fired/retired ala Marshall/WW2 or Lincoln/Civil War was a bad sign.

    The HR system must change for the US Armed Forces. Assignments must be longer. There should be force on force free play war games to test leaders against one another (perhaps skew promotion 70/30 in favour of the winning side). I like the 360 review idea (I have gone through some…they can be painful at first).

    Okay, there are more ideas.