American Elephants

Meet David Warren, Canadian Journalist, Someone You Should Get to Know. by The Elephant's Child
October 2, 2009, 3:22 am
Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, History, Humor, Literature


Whenever I chance upon something special, I want to push it on everyone, demanding that they appreciate promptly what I have so enjoyed. In this case, I want you to meet an old friend because I know you will like him, and  to point out his work which I find constantly interesting.

My enthusiasm is for the columns of Canadian journalist David Warren. He is a wonderful writer, always surprising, always forcing his readers to view the world in new ways.

In an essay written earlier in September entitled “At Sea“, he begins with an eight month long thunderstorm 3,000 kilometers across, drops in briefly at the Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA, and travels along the Arctic shores of Russia, with a feint towards global warming.  And ends up with the tale of a misdirected pigeon, a “stupid greedy unthankful bird” far out at sea.  A tour de force.

“Anti-anti” examines the Obama administration’s decision to cancel the U.S. missile defense shield installations in the Czech Republic and Poland.  And takes up the question of what Russia might offer in return. Anyone confused by the pronouncements of our own mainstream media will appreciate his clear analysis.

Bookmark his website.  Visit it frequently, and when you have time, explore his archives.  You will be glad you did, especially if you appreciate the English language.


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