3 out of 4

Over at Rising Hegemon, Attaturk notices a slight variation in the covers on this week's Newsweek. See if you can spot the difference.

Yep. That's right. The editors of the international editions of Newsweek simply don't understand the tremendous importance of Annie Leibovitz reminiscing about her life and work. Those editors prefer instead to focus the reader's attention on the resurgence of the Taliban and the current carnage outside Kabul with some downbeat story, "Losing Afghanistan". Fortunately, the editor of the U.S. edition of Newsweek realizes that United States didn't get to be "the greatest nation in the country"* by paying attention to its problems (especially when there's an election coming up).

(* "The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country."-- the immortal words of Spiro T. Agnew, Richard M. Nixon's first vice president, and still the only vice president to plead No Contest to bribery charges after being forced to resign from office.)


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