Posts from May 2006

What is an Editor?

Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , on May 14, 2006

The Random House Unabridged Dictionary’s definition of “editor” says: “A person having managerial and sometimes policy-making responsibility for the editorial part of a publishing firm or of a newspaper, magazine or other publication; a person who edits material for publication, films etc.” While technically accurate, this description of an editor’s role misses the point. The job of an editor is, among other things, to prod, shape, wheedle, cajole, mediate, challenge, anticipate, nit-pick, chastise, inspire, support, confront, defend, harangue, and, as required, suggest different words, phrases, or grammar.

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Foreign Policy

A More Dangerous World? Think Again

Blog Post by: , on May 11, 2006

Since 9/11 and the global war on terror, the world is a much more dangerous place. Right? Dead wrong, according to a recent in-depth study, which found that virtually every trend in global security in the past dozen years has been positive, and dramatically so.

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U.S. Health Care: World Beaten

Blog Post by: , on May 2, 2006

Results of a recent British-American study of health outcomes among white citizens of the United Kingdom and the United States have surprised a lot of people. These show that the British are healthier than the Americans at every income level.

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