Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Totten off to Algeria

Michael Totten is a remarkably interesting individual, and a real creature of the new journalism that the internet is making possible. Michael has traveled throughout the Middle East, and filed first person reports from some of the most consequential places on the planet right now. If you are not familiar with him, his archives offer fascinating reading and contain some great insights. He funds this on-the-ground reporting through the generosity of his readers, so if you do get something out of his work, be sure to keep that in mind.

Anyway, Michael was recently passing through Tennessee, where he took the time to stop by and chat with Instapundit and Dr. Helen. The whole podcast runs a little under 40 minutes, and is certainly worth your time. I wanted to call special attention, though, to the discussion of Algeria that starts around the 26th minute or so. Algeria is the next new place Michael is planning on heading to, and he had some interesting preliminary observations to share. I will admit to having been quite remiss in following what is going on there lately, but, if what Michael says is true, it is very interesting and important.

Needless to say, I'm looking forward to seeing what he finds out on his trip.

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