Give you joy of a beautiful eclipse!

And if you don't understand that archaic saying (give you joy) , go see "Master and Commander: the Far side of the World," the first movie from my favorite series of historical novels. (OK, so maybe there won't be an occasion for them to use "give you joy" in the movie - but they say it frequently in the books! )

Meanwhile, you might want to take a look at my take on last night's eclipse. See Peace Passion.

But most of my time of late has been taken up with the Quo Vadis course on foreign policy. I'm finding that fascinating and enjoying it immensely. You'll find lots of comments and resources loaded into the News and Views section here. And you'll find some other material on the main Quo Vadis page here. This week we're tsudying China - but we've scratched the surface of the food war, Nigeria's problems, Saudi Arabia, Afgahniistan, and this whole business of should we go it alone, or try to work with the rest of the world.

The Quo VAdis stuff is pretty balanced. Don and I have been putting our more political rants and references in "Us and the World. " You know - the new BUsh speech, and how Rummy is using this clever line about it being better to fight 'em over there, than here.

Posted by Greg Stone at November 9, 2003 10:11 AM