Does Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow Offer Lessons for Obama?

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Nah, just kidding. We haven't become Lapham's Quarterly just yet. But given the slow news cycle brought about by the whiteout of D.C., we thought we'd offer up some gems from the Prospect archives for your snow-day reading enjoyment:

  • Organizers of the first international art show in Vietnam since 1962 expected their country's new openness to Western business would mean more cultural freedom. Were they ever wrong.
  • Unfortunately, the slogan "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" seems to apply to union successes as well.
  • Wonder if these newbie members of Congress are enjoying the worst D.C. winter on record.
  • And, Dems, while you're stuck inside plotting this year's political strategy, don't forget that throwing "special interests" under the bus does nothing but hurt you.

    --The Editors

    (Flickr/MV Jantzen)

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