Oh, goodie: The latest issue of the New York Review of Books is now online, with articles on globalization, Hamas, the Web, and Michelangelo, among others. There’s also an essay by Christopher de Bellaigue, titled “Iran and the Bomb,” which starts:
During the past few months, many nations have reached a consensus on the threat that Iran’s nuclear program poses to international security. A similar consensus eluded the same nations in the debate over invading Saddam Hussein’s Iraq three years ago. On March 8, the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna referred Iran’s case to the Security Council. In public or private, but increasingly in public, senior officials from a wide range of countries—including the US, the EU states that vociferously opposed the invasion of Iraq, as well as India and Japan—speak of Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons with a conviction that suggests they regard it as an incontestable fact.
I’m going to go make a cup of coffee and come back to read it.