Well, its Friday, which means its time for another dose of... required geo-political reading for the weekend. Now, if lots of random morons came here, I'd probably be more interested in coming up with funny lies Josiah-style (that bad, bad man from Home Depot goes to my dad's church, which is utterly irrelevant but the sort of thing that I am contractually required to include on a blog), but they don't, so seriousness it is. And my, what a weighty and serious topic we have today: Jihadism and Oil. Three articles, connected in some manner.
Article 1: From the New Yorker, regarding Jihadism. Very good article. If you only read one, read this one. Good writing, too.
Article 2: From Slate, regarding oil and Jihadism. Not sure that the author finishes making his case, but who does in Slate?
Article 3: From Wired, regarding oil alone. Nice to have an article about oil that doesn't consistent of panicked exclamations that the world is going to end in about thirty years when the Saudi's can't produce so much oil (not that I'm terribly sure that it won't end in about thirty years because of trouble with oil, but I'm hopeful). If I was a deejee I'd give a shout out to Julian on this one, because I don't really know any other Canadians.Posted by eatingbark at July 30, 2004 11:30 AM