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This paragraph from Jon Meacham's piece on the fight over the bin Laden ad captures quite a lot......
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US Politics / Liberal : The American Prospect

Philip Gourevitch of the New Yorker and I debated the merits of releasing a photo of Osama bin Laden's body on NPR's On The Media. Here's his piece on the topic, here's mine, and here's the discussion:

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