Following this post (linked to sternly by Hak Mao at the Popinjays), read this brilliant one at Flesh is Grass (thanks Modernity for tip).
2. On Radovan Karadzic
This post was posted at Engage, where it has generated some interesting debate. The debate at Shiraz Socialist (surely actually more influential than me!) has also been interesting. As noted there, the deniers and apologisers - the RCP's Mick Hume, freelance weirdo Neil Clark - are already out in force. In the discussion at Dave Osler's excellent post, Andy Newman of Socialist Unity, who strikes me as a generally decent bloke, seems to give the deniers some moral courage by suggesting the figure of 8000 for the Srebrenica massacre may be media-massaged. Modernity has been responding vigorously, including posting links to resources that can help combat the deniers.
Flesh is Grass also has an excellent post on Karadzic, which includes a link to this great piece at HP (on which also see Kellie). Shiraz Socialist returns here.
3. Best blogs
Flushed from my placing 160th in the Wikio's completely objective and scientific list of "influential" UK blogs, I notice at Socialist Unity that Iain Dale is touting for his top 100 political blogs list again. You have to be listed at Total Politics to be nominated, which I am, which means you can vote for me:
Simply email your Top Ten (ranked from 1 to 10) to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a blog, please encourage your readers to do the same. I’ll then compile the Top 100 from those that you send in. Just order them from 1 to 10. Your top blog gets 10 points and your tenth gets 1 point. The deadline for submitting your Top 10 is Friday August 15th. Please type Top 10 in the subject line.Or, you could consider voting for: Flesh is Grass, A Cloud in Trousers, Paul Anderson's Gauche, Ian Bone, Modernity or Shuggy (to list, in no particular order, the blogs I like which I notice at Total Politics, and not counting NormBlog which will get loads of votes anyway).
And talking of Shuggy, read his brilliant post on workfare.