Sunday, August 28, 2005

What’s Not News

The vast preponderance of the American media wishes to ignore the historic visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Kabul, the first visit of an Indian prime minister to Afghanistan in more than thirty years, and of considerable strategic importance to the evolution of Central Asian (and South Asian) politics. The media also appear to view Pakistan’s local elections as unworthy of attention, though they, too, are of great significance for the future of that vital nation. At least the lamentable BBC attends.

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