A selection of the latest news from Afghanistan.
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Once a week or so, we’ll be rounding up recent reading material on Afghanistan. After the jump, the inaugural list.
Here’s something to keep you busy between PER episodes. Christian and I are going to start writing a regular column in the online magazine Policy Innovations. It’ll be called the Public Ethicist–or something like that. We’re still working out the details.
The Washington Post published an article on Thursday, which explained that Guantanamo prisoners were only allowed to attend the first full habeas corpus hearing via audio link. And a nonfunctional link at that. Sensing absurdity, I wrote a letter to the editor, which the Post graciously printed.
Christian and I were interviewed the other day by Tyson Chaney over at the Politics 2000 blog. Read all about it here. Thanks, Tyson!
Due to some technical problems, we’re making a small change to the schedule of upcoming episodes. We’re swapping Leif Wenar and Jessica Wolfendale. This means that the Wolfendale episode on torture lite is coming out tomorrow, 9/15, and Wenar’s on 10/6. Sorry to all you Leif Wenar fans out there, but I promise you won’t be disappointed once you’ve heard the good Dr. Wolfendale.
What does a practical political idea like the Health Impact Fund have to do with academic philosophy? Or, as the question is often posed, why is the Health Impact Fund being run by Thomas Pogge, a philosopher? I’m a (marginal) member of the HIF project, and I find myself confronted by this question on a regular basis. As a follow-up to our episode with Pogge, I’ll try to sketch out some answers.