June 06, 2003

Another Reason That I Am a Bad Person

Another reason that I am a bad person is that I do not link to Matt Welch enough. Today he recommends a truly excellent book:

Matt Welch: I just finished The File, by Timothy Garton Ash, and I heartily recommend it to all of you. Garton Ash, the Oxford historian-journalist who has witnessed and written books about the Solidarity movement, the Central European revolutions of 1989, and West Germany?s Ostpolitik policy (while compiling two books of Mitteleuropa-related essays, one pre-revolution, one post-revolution), wrote this modest little 1997 volume about researching his own Stasi file, then confronting the people (including friends) who spied on him...

Posted by DeLong at June 6, 2003 02:07 AM | TrackBack


Hmm is that an Amazon sponsered link?

Posted by: Factory on June 5, 2003 11:21 PM

Timothy Garton Ash's latest comment in The Guardian is utterly brilliant and very much worth a read, if for nothing else the flair his prose exhibits:

Fight the Matrix


Posted by: David Wilford on June 6, 2003 08:40 AM

Let's try that link again, only differently this time:


Posted by: David Wilford on June 6, 2003 08:45 AM

David: thanks for the URL. I hadn't had an opinion about the identity of the world's best newspaper. If Garton Ash thinks it's the New York Times, that's good enough for me.

Posted by: Jonathan Goldberg on June 6, 2003 12:50 PM
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