Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Real life in the movies?
A fascinating column item by the Washington Post's Dan Froomkin pulls together several links that compare the story in the latest Star Wars epic 'Revenge of the Sith' to the current events in Washington and the war in Iraq.
"'Revenge of the Sith,' it turns out, can also be seen as a cautionary tale for our time -- a blistering critique of the war in Iraq, a reminder of how democracies can give up their freedoms too easily, and an admonition about the seduction of good people by absolute power."
(You may need to register at Washingtonpost.com to read the column. Via Dan Froomkin's brother, UM Law prof Michael Froomkin, at Discourse.net.) posted by liz at 9:20 AM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to