Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Bowden on Saddam

The new issue of The Atlantic Monthly features a long piece on the daily life of Saddam Hussein, "the Anointed One, Glorious Leader, Direct Descendant of the Prophet," etcetera. Written by America's greatest journalist, Mark Bowden (author of both Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo), it is stunning work. Unfortunately, it is the policy of the Atlantic's editor, Mr. Michael Kelly, to not post new content on The Atlantic Monthly website until subscribers have had a chance to read it first. So you'll have to buy the magazine or wait a week. Here's my advice: subscribe.