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CREDIT:

On Noam Scheiber’s recommendation, I checked out Dexter Filkins’ article about George Packer’s new play “Betrayed” and it sounds like a fascinating piece of theater. I wasn’t happy with Packer’s complaints about stateside reactions to Iraq, but it’s unquestionably true that actual events in Iraq feel very emotionally distant here in the Western Hemisphere and everything that helps break that distance down is important.