Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on March 25, 2013
The Century Foundation’s inaugural #TCFBest got off to a great start. We received several strong nominations, some of which we probably wouldn’t have seen without your suggestion.
Among the highlights for the week:
But this week’s winning piece—and the winner of the inaugural #TCFBest award—goes to Marc Lynch’s (@abuaardvark) piece, “What’s Missing From the Iraq Debate” (free registration required). Lynch looks at recent 10-year retrospectives on Iraq and finds that almost none of them include any Iraqis in the conversation. This myopia, Lynch says, has consequences:
Failing to listen to those Iraqi voices meant getting important things badly wrong. Most profoundly, the American filter tends to minimize the human costs and existential realities of military occupation and a brutal, nasty war. The savage civil war caused mass displacement and sectarian slaughter that will be remembered for generations.
We highly recommend that you go read the entire piece.
Thank you for all of the wonderful recommendations for our first week. If your favorite didn’t win this week, don’t despair. Nominations are now open for next week’s #TCFBest. Submit your nominations in the comments below, on our Facebook page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter using #TCFBest.