I'm afraid I'm going to have to take a two week hiatus from blogging in order to experience the joys of something called Warrior Leader Course. In the meantime, I leave you with a few items of interest:
-Lebanon is the most liberal country in the Arab world. However, as Agence France Presse reports, "state censorship is also rife on any topics that touch upon Israel or sensitive issues such as religion."
-The Christian Science Monitor takes an interesting look at the impact of blogging in Africa.
-Courtesy of Martin Kramer, the Chronicle of Higher Education examines the scholarly debate on jihad in Islamic tradition.
-Finally, I highly recommend Ethan Gutmann's Weekly Standard essay on the moral issues surrounding the Beijing Olympics.
Also, I'll mention a pair of conservative/libertarian blogs for your consideration: Safe Libraries and Jeffrey Quick's site. We don't necessarily agree on every issue, but feel free to read them for yourself.