Donovan believed in using whatever tools came to hand
in the "great game" of espionage - spying as a "profession."
Once commercial promotion begins to fill the screen uninvited,
the distinction between the Web and television fades.
That's a prospect that horrifies Net purists.
If Google decides to stay in China
and obey rules on censorship in search results,
provided the Chinese government guarantees that e-mail
and system hacks stop, it will be hard to see the principle in that.
In retrospect, as the economy has begun to stabilize,
many of the government's actions last fall-particularly
the aggressive and creative efforts of Ben Bernanke
to provide liquidity to credit markets-have seemed effective.
Instead, we are treated to fine hypocritical spectacles,
which now more than ever seem in ample supply:
the critic of American materialism
with a Southampton summer home; the publisher of radical books
who takes his meals in three-star restaurants.
An erupting volcano
on this remote South Pacific island
burst into spectacular life Thursday -
shooting steam and toxic gases 9,845 feet into the sky.
The trial, to be conducted during the match
between South Australia and Western Australia from 2-4 February,
will test the visibility of the coloured ball
to players and spectators under both daylight
and artificial light in match conditions.
In some cases, it can fit a spectrum
of other abusive behaviors, from threatening to physical violence,
that create an imbalance in a relationship's power dynamic.
Sir, I advise you should reconsider
your filing a lawsuit against that man.
Why? Because he is a man of powerful status?
I cannot tolerate a man like him.