Steve Coll (born October 8, 1958 in Washington, D.C.) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and writer.
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Steve Coll on Obama's program: day of "reckoning" may be a long ways off.
J-school email about upcoming talk by Google's Eric Schmidt and new dean, Steve Coll: "There are...700+ on the waiting list for the event."
Proliferation of suicide bombers in Afghanistan, from The Dispensable Nation, by Steve Coll, the jo...
Steve Morris (Rich) can accept a 1 game ban for rough conduct on Jamie Elliott (Coll).
On page 125 of 704 of Private Empire, by Steve Coll
3 Interviews, Girls night with Ash and Coll, Steve up, Psi Chi Inductions, Hillel Formal. What a great way to enjoy the final week in April!
Register for a discussion with Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen of Google and Steve Coll, Dean of the Journalism School.
are you the one who supported Steve Coll in his book "Private Empire ExxonMobil & american power". Am reading this book now.
I encourage EVERYONE to read "Ghost Wars" by Steve Coll. History of CIA in Afghanistan from 1979-2001. REAL accounts from gov't officials.
Reading Steve Coll "Private Empire: ExxonMobil & American Power FT Goldmansachs Biz Book of the Year Award for 2012
"Private Empire" authored by Steve Coll, can be now purchased at Get Morebooks! Winner of the Financial Times...
lmao even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs didnt Have you looked at city colleges or comm coll u can transfer after 2 yrs
Is Citi Field a C.I.A. "black site"? Seems to be the case. Thank you, Steve Coll.
Ordered a copy of the new book. Looking forward to you dropping Dirty Ghost Wars (ft. Steve Coll) next.
So I wasn't crazy. MT Steve Coll eviscerates the propaganda exercise that is Zero Dark Thirty.
Outgoing Dean Lemann with incomming Dean Steve Coll at the podium
Outgoing Dean Nicholas Lemann with incoming Dean Steve Coll at the podium
Following some remarks from outgoing Dean Nicholas Lemann, incoming Dean Steve Coll addresses the Columbia Journalism School alumni.
Steve Coll genuininely thrilled to be new dean and we all applaud
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"I have a fish... I don't really talk about him though, cause I'm not really over Steve" -
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Started to read this beautiful narrative of Steve Coll
On page 280 of 738 of Ghost Wars, by Steve Coll
Why don't we all just indirect each other Steve and tristian and kaeli that way we seem coll
Learned a lot here talking to Jane Mayer and Steve Coll on the legal issues surrounding drones:
finished Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll and gave it 5 stars
"Of course he's won the Pulitzer, but hey, Columbia gives out the Pulitzers." on Steve Coll.
Congrats to and especially to Terrific choice to succeed Steve Coll.
Reading Steve Coll's Ghost Wars to learn about Soviet Union pulling out of Afghanistan in 1989.
Thought it was pretty dry, but largely faithful from what I've read. Ghost Wars by Steve Coll is a solid primer.
named new president of The New America Foundation. Succeeds Steve Coll
Congrats to who replaces Steve Coll as the president of
Anne-Marie Slaughter to succeed Steve Coll as president of the New America Foundation.
Mmm... So Dalyrmple's top ten books on Afghanistan include Cowper-Cole's "Cables from Kabul" but not Steve Coll's Ghost Wars?
Steve Coll on why fighting anything called Al Qaeda is not good policy. "A war against a name is a war in name only."
How long can a coach avoid the hot seat today?: As college basketball season winds down and the season of coll...
I thought New America would struggle to replace someone as good as Steve Coll, but Anne Marie Slaughter is perfect.
And congrats to on his appointment too: Win-win.
Meet the Dumbledore of Columbia's Hogwarts. by (+ a *** good reporter:
The Steve Coll on the secrecy system: "broken…over-classifies govt information by orders of magnitude."
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Columbia J-school dean, Steve Coll, Looks Ahead in an Age of Disruption
Great piece by about Steve Coll leading
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Please to read on Steve Coll taking over J School: I suport this move.
bill simmons and steve coll couldnt be more different but both do work, in their own way. folks like MW talk about work.
David Carr on Steve Coll. Don't miss the line about J schools being escalators to nowhere.
Congratulations to the brilliant Steve Coll on an amazing new job!
Steve Coll, greeted as if a new Dumbledore had been named, new Dean at the Columbia’s Graduate School of
A former managing editor of The Washington Post, 2 time Pulitzer winner Steve Coll is da new at
Coming home to Steve Coll in the nyer = opening office drawer to find freshly baked pie aka THE BEST
Why the case of one former CIA agent has become controversial. Steve Coll discusses:
Congrats Chris!! You're the best on TV... You should have Steve Coll on soon. I don't buy gas from them.
Colombia is the Hogwarts of writing & Pulitzer Prize winning Steve Coll its new Dumbledore. Good luck!
Love talking about Steve Coll, journalism,data sets,but ADORE admission he wore a hat cam. Read him, people
'The great digital journalism of our age has yet to be created,' Steve Coll, via
Not sure why Steve Coll is criticized as choice for J-School Dean. His work is brilliant, incisive and has effect. The problem is _ ?
New dean Steve Coll: "We are in the second phase of disruption ..."
omg its the Steve Urkel episode of Full House!!
David Carr has a nice response to Michael Wolff's criticism of Columbia J-School hiring of Steve Coll:
I disagree with re: Steve Coll as new Columbia University journalism dean. Columbia gave me a big career in journalism.
Steve Coll, a real journalist, says prosecutions on White House links are coming (cc:
I like Steve Coll. I don't understand how the other guy keeps working.
Anyone who has read the incredible "Ghost Wars," by Steve Coll, would not bother quibbling with his digital presence.
Is Steve Coll too old-school to lead next generation of journos at Columbia U? says yes
Coll: Possible that senior White House officials may be indicted for leaking: Steve Coll's article in the i...
First Steve Coll, now Solange? Only the boring get bored, according to latest Cole Haan ad campaign; I'd amend to say only trolls get bored.
After scathing piece on Steve Coll heading appropriate retort
Ugly attack by on Columbia Journalism School and brilliant Steve Coll. Is he right about any of it?
"If John had tortured people, he would be safer than if he blew the whistle," lawyer tells Steve Coll
this article says a whole lot more about than about Steve Coll
I think he's just angry that Steve Coll has a better table at lunch.
thanks to every one who came out with me to celebrate my bday this weekend thanks for the love every one, friends, family i had a blast by far the best bday i ever had :) Lucy Covarrubias Leandro Montaña Leidy Quintero Angel Prisciliano Edgar Ardon Eric Mora David DjTico Mora Rumbadallas Djchamo Rhea van der Werf Jessica Martinez
Fabulous news: Steve Coll will be the new dean of my alma mater, Columbia University's journalism school.
New head of Columbia J-School (my alma mater) is excellent journalist Steve Coll.
Yes Steve Coll mentioned this in his book Ghost Wars
Springfield appears to have settled in. Tom Coll gets a goal to show from it, punching home a Steve Cavaliere rebound. 1-1
So far I've had my Aunty Sha "Jesus Ste What the bloody *** is that" still got Coll, my uncle Steve and all the boys down the pub!
3 of 5 stars to Private Empire by Steve Coll
Steve Coll: should the rise of Uhuru Kenyatta ruin our faith in international law?
looking forward to reading Steve Coll's new book on ExxonMobile: Oil’s Dark Heart Pumps Strong
Now It's Time For so Longs - When Steve left the show the story line had him go to coll...
Zero Dark Thirty: The Politics of Art or Why All the Critics Are Wrong Now that the dust has settled a bit around Zero Dark Thirty, and as the Oscars approach this weekend, we can see the lines of skirmish forming more clearly. On the one side are the people like Glen Greenwald, Steve Coll, Naomi Wolf, and Frank Bruni who see the film as an example of poor journalism and an apology for torture. On the other side are filmmaker Katheryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal, Michael Moore and Roger Cohen among others who claim that the film is anti-torture and makes no claims to journalistic accuracy as it is, in the end, a work of fictional art. The critics, by and large, are political writers who are judging the film on its political merits. The defenders tend to simply say that the film is a depiction, not a judgment. Both set of responses have come down to asking what political message the film sends. But, as the producer Louis B. Mayer once famously said in response to a question about a film's message, "If ...
reading now 'Private Empire Exxon Mobil and american power' by Steve Coll. never read such an engaging story on oil industry ! Suppperb !!
To understand the controversy around Kathryn Bigelow's hit film Zero Dark Thirty, it helps to understand Kathryn Bigelow's kind of movie
My new read: by Steve Coll. Good stuff!
Quotations from dozens of news sources condemning Zero Dark Thirty's propagandistic lies about torture Frank Bruni, The New York Times: "[I]t's hard not to focus on them, because the first extended sequence in the movie shows a detainee being strung up by his wrists, sexually humiliated, deprived of sleep, made to feel as if he's drowning and shoved into a box smaller than a coffin. "The torture sequence immediately follows a bone-chilling, audio-only prologue of the voices of terrified Americans trapped in the towering inferno of the World Trade Center. It's set up as payback. "And by the movie's account, it produces information vital to the pursuit of the world's most wanted man. No waterboarding, no Bin Laden: that's what 'Zero Dark Thirty' appears to suggest." Steve Coll, New York Review of Books: [T]he filmmakers cannot, on the one hand, claim authenticity as journalists while, on the other, citing art as an excuse for shoddy reporting about a subject as important as whether torture had a vital part ...
Good piece by Steve Coll on history of NAfrica terrorism in light of recent events in Mali & Algeria
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll. about us policy and CIA involvement in Afghanistan before 9/11.
If I get one million likes will I be whisked off on a sailboat somewhere hot and sunny? I don't think so! These statuses are getting on my nerves! Gr
Steve Coll on the long history of Algerian "piracy" against US. Barbary Wars easier to fight than AQIM?
America's Habit Of Training Its Enemies: While analyzing the situation in Mali, Steve Coll points out the unpr...
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The weakness of North African countries is not the fault of the United States, yet the policies that America has lately employed to try to strengthen Sahel governments, and particularly their counterterrorism forces have at least partly backfired.
US military will arm and train any old thugs: Steve Coll in the New Yorker: The Pentagon has yet t...
"The Pentagon has yet to meet a military... that it does not believe it can train" Steve Coll on terrorism in N
Interesting piece in the new New York Review of Books by Steve Coll on Zero Dark Thirty.
Good piece by Steve Coll -- The Ghosts of Barbary: Kidnapping in Algeria and Terrorism in North Africa
Well, let me start off by offering my apologies to everyone my eldest child has potentially infected this week. Sarah has felt "off" all week. Headache, some sinus congestion, legs hurting, exhaustion. But no fever...none...all week...well, last night, her temp was 99. So I think, hmmm I guess she has a sinus infection. So I tried to get her into the dr. at Graves Gilbert. Our pediatrician is out of town...the on call has no appointments...I took her to All About You urgent care (LOVE THAT PLACE) Well, they decided to swab her for the flu...yep, she has Type A...no fever. They were a bit frustrated with me that I have sent her to school and other activities this week...did you hear me say, no fever? How many people you know get the flu and have no fever??? I think I hear it coming...yep...UGH!
saw your piece. torture had virtually nothing to do with specific case of 0Dark30. Read Steve Coll:
‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading’ - powerful review of ZeroDarkThirty by Steve Coll via
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Date Night my choice tonight Dinner and a Physic
Hey friends. I have no time to read. But I have aspirations. While I've got two or three on my list, I'm always eyeballing what's next. I recently compiled this list from a best-of list, and was wondering if any of you have read any of them. If so, please comment: The Rest is Noise: Ross The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era: Michael Grunwald From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia: Pankaj Mishra The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson - Volume 4 Robert Caro (I want to read the whole series). When I was a child I read books: Marilynne Robinson Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain: John Darwin Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power: Steve Coll Management in 10 Words: Terry Leahy Grimm Tales: For Young and Old:
You do realize that's silly right? Lawrence Wright: Al Qaeda and Scientology. Steve Coll: Afghanistan and Exxon. Etc, etc.
A key demand of the Algerian hostage takers is the release of a Pakistani mother-of-three currently serving an 86-year sentence in a US prison. So why has her case gone virtually unmentioned in the mainstream media? Journalist Yvonne Ridley, herself a former hostage, reports.
New song down! Nearly half of the 2nd album written! What would you call your album??
Just finished 'Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power' by Steve Coll. Fascinating book. Loved how much it talked about Greenpeace.
This is what happens when one reads Steve Coll's takedown of Zero Dark Thirty right before the cat jumps into bed (3/3)
I think you, like me, will enjoy Steve Coll's review of ZDT in Especially the end.
Finished Private Empire: ExonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll last week, great book for anyone looking to understand big industry
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Harsh review of Zero Dark Thirty by Steve Coll: It "fails as journalism" and cheapens the torture debate.
Steve Coll's review of ZDT in the NYRB is excellent. I wasn't going to see it anyway because of Hurt Locker, but this seals it.
‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading’ by Steve Coll: Concluding the case against Zero Dark Thirty:
I found Steve Coll's essay on Zero Dark Thirty probing; is even clearer.
As you all know, I love the Flyers. However, you will never, ever find me down at the Wells Fargo Center watching them PRACTICE. That's a bit much.
My parents are convinced I'm a younger version of steve jobs since I spend hours on the interweb...
Steve Coll won the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year for his book, Pr
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Disturbing and Misleading - Steve Coll's verdict on Zero Dark Thirty - [via ]
Steve Coll gave a rating of Angry Cat to Zero Dark Thirty
Journo Steve Coll calls 'disturbing and misleading'
Steve Coll rips into Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty for its 'disturbing and misleading' portrayal of 'facts'.
Quote of the Day: Steve Coll: "Official torture is not an anathema in much of the United States; it is a credibl...
"Disturbing and misleading" - Steve Coll dissects the 'journalism' of Zero Dark Thirty, and declares it rubbish.
Thoughtful NYRB piece by Steve Coll on why Zero Dark Thirty fails journalistically on torture
Thank u to ol my frenz an family. For ol da wishes for my birthday... Over 60 wishes...! U made my day so special Thank u so much :-) And a special thank u to Reuben Pachuau for being my first wisher... N to Peka NobRain for my lovely lovely teddyyy anddd For my besty Cloudy CiRa Sprout for singing the Happy birthday song for me with her mum :-) yesterday couldnt have been any better... Thank u againnn... Love u olll
To see why it's not a fangirl link, see Steve Coll's critique of Zero Dark Thirty link.(via
I am so glad to have read this before I see Zero Dark Thirty: ‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading’ by Steve Coll
Steve Coll completely eviscerates Zero Dark Thirty and the people behind it
Surgery is done , healing begins, new beginning starts. God is good! Thank you everyone for all of your love and support !
Right it's blinking snowing and I have no boiler ! Why couldn't it pack in in the height of summer I ask you ?
This is an album that I wanted to create and devote to the most amazing pair in the music world. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant made music history together and their chemistry & magic will not be matched by any others. This album will contain pics from on stage -- but of course, not every picture of them on stage together as that would be countless, but classic or epic ones, and especially ones where you can see the connection between the two. There will also be pics from their off stage times as friends, goofing around or whatever. Pics from the Plant/Page tour also in the post Zeppelin days. There is just something about seeing the 2 of them together that gives me some sort of reassuring feeling, knowing that I have been lucky enough to witness this duo. I hope you all will enjoy! ♥ Sharon
Happy 3rd birthday to our littel nephew jenson have a fab day littel man love auntie coll,uncle steve,ur cousions josh,matt,izzy & kirsty x
as we conduct our nominations tomorrow the 17th of January lets be peaceful and those who will not win let us support the person who wins. have a blessed day
Monday January 14, 2013 Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Previous Words | Subscribe for Free | Help also-ran \AWL-soh-ran\ , noun: 1. Informal. A person who loses a contest, election, or other competition. 2. Sports. A. (In a race) a contestant who fails to win or to place among the first three finishers. B. An athlete or team whose performance in competition is rarely, if ever, a winning or near-winning one. 3. Informal. A person who attains little or no success: For every great artist there are a thousand also-rans. Nah! They wouldn't want an also-ran, and Edsel will always be an also-ran. They want a contender, and that's you. -- Emily Carmichael, A New Leash on Life The Republicans’ allowing Clint Eastwood to improvise like an also-ran at a talent show, on their Convention’s most important night, only heightened the contrast. -- Steve Coll, "Conventional Wisdom," The New Yorker, Sept. 17, 2012 Also-ran was first used in the late 1800s to refer to the losing horse in a horse race. The term was app ...
Every little bit helps... I deeply appreciate those of u that took tha time to pray, say a few kind words, checked on me & so on, due to tha passing of my cousin. In my eyes, he was truly an unselfish man. He & my brother Vince, let me move in with them a long time ago. And my cousin Roger gave me great examples of how to do it big & do it right. Over tha years, we drifted apart, mainly because of me & work load & life style. But whenever we did hook up, ERYTHANG WAS ALL GOOD... I'm a miss u *Double O Rog* (like 007). Rest easy Fam...
1. It is not unusual for filmmakers to try to inject authenticity into a movie’s first frames by flashing onscreen words such as “based on real events.” Yet the language chosen by the makers of Zero...
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Braeden's surgery is at 11am this morning. Please Pray for him, his doctors, nurses, and our family. Thank you so much!
not to forget Lawrence Wright and Steve Coll : )
My review of "Private Empire," Steve Coll's fine history of ExxonMobil, is up at London Review of Books.
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's Secret History in Afghanistan With the publication of Ghost Wars , Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of...
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Steve Coll on Bloomberg Channel speaking truths about
FT/Goldman Sachs Book of Year is 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil & American Power, by Steve Coll
Agree. The history of Defence & State Departments, and CIA through the 90's as told by Steve Coll and others is fundamental
So glad Steve Coll wins award for 5★ book on Exxon | & on "writing a durable business classic"
Steve Coll CEO of wins Business Book of the Year Award
Tonight: Hurricane update with of Steve Coll of the Paul Barrett of
Steve Coll wins the 2012 Business Book of the Year Award. Read free samples of the shortlist:
New: 'Private Empire' by Steve Coll at in in Books
According to Steve Coll,CIA had no hand in it but he blamed ISI for eliminating Masood.
do read Ghost Wars by Steve Coll and Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid.Two of the best books on this.
Just chatted again to Private Empire author Steve Coll. Like previous winners, he's both expert and thoroughly nice.
THE Bin LadenS by Steve Coll mirrors the extended wealthy saudi family which osama is a part of
I love so much that I made this for him via
Steve Coll, author of Private Empire, and talk about ExxonMobil,elections,climate change:
Steve Coll, winner for Private Empire, talks to about ExxonMobil, elections and climate change:
Awards: Coll Wins FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award; PW Best Books of the Year: Steve Coll has won the FT/Gol...
Our has Book of the Year Award winner story from last night..
Congrats to Steve Coll, winner of FT/GS Business Book of Year for Private Empire. And congrats to our runner-up VOLCKER
Congrats Steve Coll! gets it early for the third year in a row in the book of the year!
Congrats to Steve Coll, whose Private Empire won the Sachs Business Book of the Year!
Steve Coll's Exxon book names business book of the year:
[NRC] Oliegigant-boek Steve Coll is beste ‘business book’: De Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of...
The winner of the & Business Book of the Year is Private Empire by Steve Coll - More:
Congratulations to Steve Coll on winning the and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.
Congratulations to Steve Coll, 'Private Empire' is FT / Business Book of the Year 2012!
"Regularly attacked and disrupted." Smart & sobering Steve Coll post on NYC's future.
The scenes in Manhattan a few days after Sandy—a third or more of the island in darkness, emergency crews digging and rebuilding, political leaders speaking from command bunkers, citizens adapting as best they can—should not be understood as a once-in-a-century or even a once-in-a-decade exception. ...
"The new normal will require large-scale public investment to protect New York from extremist shocks." Steve Coll on New York City's disaster preparedness
South Asia 2020. PLS CIRCULATE TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE QUALIFIED The New America Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for participants in our “South Asia 2020” conference to be held in Dubai from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20, 2013, hosted by Steve Coll and Peter Bergen. The conference will bring together a total of 30 “new voices” from Pakistan and India to discuss issues of common interest such as trade, business, IT, water, energy, microfinance, climate change, public health and media. The intent of the conference is to encourage the collaboration of a new generation of experts from both nations in order to develop greater regional integration in South Asia. TO APPLY: Please send your resume and letter of intent to nsspno later than Monday, November 26, 2012. New America will cover economy airfare, as well as hotel costs and meals.
Just finished the audiobook "Private Empire: ExxonMobile and American Power" by Steve Coll. 30 hours long!
Journalist Steve Coll's book, "Ghost Wars," is about the rise of Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden and the role of the CIA in Afghanistan, It won the Pulitzer Prize for...
Ghost Wars, by Steve Coll, how the CIA built Taliban and other terrorist organizations. A must read.
Here are six consequential subjects that were not discussed at all during the foreign-policy Presidential debate. Some could be the nexus of a major crisis; others are certain to produce major policy decisions during the next Presidency.
ExxonMobil has driven a wedge into the debate around global warming by fueling doubts in the public mind about whether climate science is legitimate, says Steve Coll, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
Congrats to Steve Coll, newest board member of the Pulitzer Prize.
Plug for one of my favorite journalists: Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll will be speaking at Duke tomorrow, Sanford 04 at 4pm on "spin, ethics, and corporate responsibility in an age of multinationals." He's currently a staff writer for the New Yorker, contributing compelling pieces on US foreign and public policy, among other topics. Should be a great talk.
From the NY Review of Books, the always incisive Steve Coll on the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden:
This sounds like the band Hall & Oates are trying to be funny: Coll & Coates. "Congrats to Steve Coll & John Coates..."
Congrats to Steve Coll & John Coates, whose books are shortlisted for the FT Goldman Sachs 2012
Steve Coll says it's "hard to find much rage" in shopping malls. Wait until the next Marriott or Ritz bombing
Just finishing up the Steve Coll Private Empire Exxon Mobil book. Of course, part of it is the carbon footprint. Just wanted to add a thought. We are approaching the flatest (nearly circular) part of our orbit around the sun. This must be increasing the density of neutrinos hitting the earth as we spent more time closer to the sun (thinking of it as a 3 dimensional sector of space). I can think of no other sound reason for the permafrost to be melting and methane gas to be seeping from the floor of the Pacific off of Davis CA except the neutrinos heating up earth's magma and core.
Aug 13/20, 2012 issue of has nice book review on _Private Empire_ by Steve Coll abt ExxonMobile & its century+ influence
This hour, we rebroadcast a conversation about ExxonMobil's business practices w/ Steve Coll author of "Private Empire"
11-12, we revisit a conversation examining the oil industry w/ Steve Coll author of "Private Empire"
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden by Steve Coll | Summary & Study Guide: Gho...
Fascinating interview with Steve Coll author of 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power' by in monitors this week
Steve Coll in the writes on this election's high-stakes senate races:
Just finished Steve Coll's latest book on Exxon Mobile called Private Empire. Not his best work. First Coll book I had to struggle to finish
My bro's blog post on Private Empire by Steve Coll, a history of Exxon:
I'm not exonerating Shell, but read Steve Coll's book on Exxon if you haven't already. Fascinating on such grey areas.
Ferguson is like the anti-Steve Coll, who someone manages to do everything with class and intelligence.
I Was a Teenage Bully: Steve Coll is president of the New America Foundation, a staff writer for The New Yorke...
* Steve Coll followed this with a suggestion that commercial papers be allowed to reinvent themselves as non-profits.
Whether you are concerned with success in Afghanistan, preventing nuclear terrorism, or any other host of global security issues, the link between the stability of Pakistan and the security of the world is very clear. To better understand this region of the world the Council on Foreign Relations recently released “Crisis Guide: Pakistan” -- an interactive, beautifully edited, and authoritative analysis of the current state of affairs in South Asia. Last week reports of increased construction at Pakistani nuclear facilities spurred a range of articles on Pakistan’s nuclear program and the security of the regime. Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione was quoted in an AFP article saying, "It's the security of the government that worries me. If the government falls that's when the nightmare comes…American politicians and policymakers live in a constant state of denial about Pakistan. They see a mess and then they look away and pretend it's all going to get better somehow.” CFR's “Crisis Guide ...
Sunday morning. 'The Bin Ladens' by Steve Coll and (shudder) Maxwell House coffee. The life of a sub teacher in summer...
When you go to Steve's, and Steve's not there :(
'The Bin Ladens' by Steve Coll and a tall glass of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Now that's a Saturday night!
Reading Steve Coll's history of Exxon and watching the antics of feral cats as the rain begins
homegrown terrorism This testimony is significant for the source – hardly a radical progressive perspective, but rather a staid establishment voice: steve coll 8/10/12 New Yorker: the political scene “Well, the numbers have been clear for a good while that domestic terrorism is influenced to a much greater degree than the public understands or policy makers acknowledge by right wing militia and racist groups -- that the most frightening plots that have been uncovered in the United States in the decade after 9/11 involving weapons of mass destruction – chemicals, in one case radiological materials that seem to have been acquired to build a dirty bomb – have all been located on the extreme right and with racist groups. And that’s not of course the basis for our 80 billion dollar annual investment in intelligence capability or our multi-faceted counter-terrorism bureaucracy.”
hmm which to queue.. Steve Coll or Henry Crumpton... Coll all the way.
yeah it's I haven't seen it so I don't know if will feature but I'd say Steve Coll should - class fight
The issue of defection is more sulking. More than 45,000 Afghan soldiers have defected either to Taliban or private criminal militias. The current ANA strength is about 195,000 and the police forces 150,000 which are not sufficient-they consistently turn their weapons on their foreign partners and less than one percent of them can operate independently, without NATO and US guidance. Sher Muhammad Karimi understands that majority of Afghan soldiers and officers are illiterate and have minimal training. He expressed concern on the possible cut of the size of ANA but stressed that a large Afghan army is a constant need. In his recent research paper, Mr. Steve Coll (March 2012) has warned about the future of ANA: “The army’s unity and coherence is already under challenge. There are ethnic imbalances in its officer’s corps, as is well known. Cronyism and corruption play a subtler, less easily mapped but no less dangerous role in sapping the cohesion, morale and durability of the security forces. If the a ...
loved this piece! Steve coll is an amazing journalist
Great - Steve Coll: Can a cricket star become the president of Pakistan?
Packed. Three new Kindle acquisitions acquired for long flights and layovers. Ghost Wars by Steve Coll; Priceless by John Goodman; and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. Now, off to Dish for date with the government, the good kind. Tallahassee here I come.
Reading "Private Empire" by Steve Coll right now. Coincidentally on Chapt 3, the climate change chap. Its all well designed.
In the magazine, Steve Coll on cricket legend and his bid to run Pakistan: (subscription required)
In New Yorker Steve Coll asks, “What is the Real Terrorist Threat in America?
Steve Coll in the NY’er: Americans should worry less about terrorism, more about “non-ideological deranged killers.”
Steve Coll writes a thought-provoking piece in the New Yorker on the relationship between terrorism and hate in...
Steve Coll's new history of ExxonMobil looks like it might be worth a read.
Kill or Capture by Steve Coll via / where actually capture isn't really an option
Review of the excellent Steve Coll's latest book: ExxonMobil: Oozing success | The Economist
Been reading The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll. If you ever wondered how the US got in such a mess in the Middle East it's worth the time.
Reading Steve Coll's piece on Imran Khan, waiting for Val and sipping a nice light cocktail.
From a review of Steve Coll's Private Empire - a book which annoyingly is still not available for Kindle
Obama the Pioneer The accusation that the President has failed to deliver Change is, in certain key respects, unfair "Earlier this week, The New Yorker‘s Steve Coll wrote an excellent column on President Obama’s kill list and assassination powers. Regarding the lawsuit brought by the ACLU and CCR on behalf of three American victims of Obama’s assassinations — a legal challenge which CBS News‘ Andrew Cohen called ”the most important lawsuit filed so far this year” and “the most important lawsuit filed in the war on terror since President Barack Obama took office” – Coll argued that it “is to the due-process clause what the proposed march of neo-Nazis through a community that included many Holocaust survivors in Skokie, Illinois, was to the First Amendment”: “an instance where the most onerous facts imaginable should lead to the durable affirmation of constitutional principle, as Skokie did.” ...Continue Reading
'04 winner Steve Coll on whether principle of due process is being subverted by US counter-terrorism policy.
Great article by Steve Coll on terrorism in America: Also check out his book Ghost Wars, fascinating!
Must read: Steve Coll on the real terrorist threat in America:
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Steve Coll on the real terrorist threat in the US via
Very important Steve Coll piece on the real domestic terrorist threat we face. It's not Al Qaeda.
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From Steve Coll considers Obama's take on due process in the age of the Predator drone.
Steve Coll: Can a cricket player become the President of Pakistan? via
Notwithstanding a simplification of history, this is a really fine profile of Imran Khan by Steve Coll: via
Steve Coll must be right. His name sounds like a gora name.
Laughing. I think some overhelpful Pakistani told poor Steve Coll that IK was what's called a hard thrower. 1/2
Was Steve Coll's profile of Imran Khan fact checked? "Fast thrower"? Center of cricket's economic gravity in South Asia in 1980s?
'Ghost Wars' could end up haunting us: Those efforts, labelled "Ghost Wars" by journalist Steve Coll, succeeded ...
Live Chat: Steve Coll on Imran Khan Posted by The New Yorker 3:11 The New Yorker: Steve is logging in now, and will be live shortly. Thanks for your patience! [script removed] 3:13 Steve Coll: Okay I'm here, sorry for the delay... [script removed] 3:14 Co
it was w/ STEVE COLL ON Imran Khan.an open forum. thought it a neat idea that we cld use. with you hosting;)
Compared to Steve Coll's excellent profile of Imran Khan, I'm left wondering why a story about a *** ex boyfriend is filed as "reporting"
Trying to find that Steve Coll piece in The New Yorker (without a paywall). Anybody know of any links?
Join in a live chat on Imran Khan's entrance into Pakistani politics, happening now:
Stevel Coll is on a live chat about Imran Khan, get your thoughts over to him
Quoted totally out of context. Read wat he actually said here:
Steve Coll says he found reports that ISI political wing was encouraging PML-Q types + other politicians to join PTI to be credible.
This week in the magazine, Steve Coll writes about Imran Khan’s bid to run Pakistan. (Subscribers can read the full text; others can buy access to the issue via the digital edition.) On Tuesday, August 7th, at 3 P.M.
just finished reading book "the Bin Ladens" by Steve Coll-interesting-Osma was 17th of 27 sons whose father built a hugh construction company working mainly for the King of Saudi Arebia-he was cut off from his family by the King in the late 1980 or early 1990 receiving no funds from them after that-he really did not have as much money as people in the US thought-I always thought their money came from oil-but not true- the Bin Ladens worked in Jersulium and Mecca and Mediana extensively-just to share
The CIA: An Agency That Should Have Never Been Steve Coll ends his important book on Afghanistan by quoting Afghan President Hamid Karzai: “What an unlucky country.” Americans might find this a convenient way to ignore what their government did in Afghanistan between 1979 and the present, but luck had nothing to do with it. Brutal, incompetent, secret operations of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, frequently manipulated by the military intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, caused the catastrophic devastation of this poor country. On the evidence contained in Coll’s book Ghost Wars, neither the Americans nor their victims in numerous Muslim and Third World countries will ever know peace until the Central Intelligence Agency has been abolished.
Today's Reading: "Authentic Achievement: Assessing Performance in American Schools," Chapter 11 of Standardized Minds, by Peter Sacks. I gleaned ideas on how to use surveys of teachers, students, parents, and administrators to generate numerical data about portfolios and genuine performance assessment. -- "Textuality and the Teaching of Reading," Chapter 3 of English after the Fall: From Literature to Textuality, by Robert Scholes. He provides excellent examples from Frost, Wordsworth, St. Paul, and Rebecca West to illustrate his point about the need to break down arbitrary barriers between literary and practical texts. -- Two poems from the August 6 issues of The New Yorker: "The Cello," by Ruth Padel (brooding, evocative of deserts, ancient mysteries, romantic wanderers); and "Eggs," by Kay Ryan (three sentences, ten lines, reminiscent of William Carlos Williams; concrete, simple, unsentimental about loss). -- And "An American Abroad," Steve Coll's "Talk of the Town" comment on Mitt Romney's Middle Eas ...
Steve Coll (or his editor) has translated "fast bowler" to "hard thrower", i.e. Dale Steyn is a great hard thrower. ***
Gelber alum Steve Coll on whether former sex symbol & master could be next Pres of via
Whatever happened to the Exxon Valdez ship? And more. Discussion of Steve Coll's book re here:
'In any event, Romney is likely to have some trouble undermining the President’s record on national-security issues and foreign policy. Last week, in Colorado, Admiral William McRaven, a Navy SEAL who oversees all American Special Forces, and who supervised the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, was asked to evaluate Obama as a Commander-in-Chief. “I’m not a political guy,” McRaven stipulated. Still, he offered a crisp judgment of Obama’s performance: “Fantastic.” He went on to say that the President and his advisers value facts, take professional advice, and make careful judgments, adding, “I’m very impressed.”' – Steve Coll, The New Yorker
So far in 2012, ExxonMobil has made $104 million a day -- and that's an off year. In 2005, the oil giant earned a net profit of $36.1 billion, or "more money than any corporation had made in history," writes Steve Coll in his illuminating saga of the most successful and largest heir to John D. Rocke...
Anyone who recommends arming the Syrian rebels should be sat in a quiet room and made to read Steve Coll's 'Ghost Wars'.
Today’s your last day to RSVP for our Q&A with Steve Coll: Don’t forget that today is the last day to register f...
I saw Steve officiating a football game earlier on
Steve Coll video with interview on his book on Exxon Mobil, recommended.
.Michael Klare and Steve Coll should be on the list. Will add some more later.
On page 146 of 738 of Ghost Wars, by Steve Coll
How can a consumer exert influence on (Discussing Steve Coll's
Reflections re the culture, per Steve Coll's book
Why we're all reading Steve Coll's book re - Welcome to the 6th annual Points Summer Book Club |
What if had a little more of Southwest Air's corporate culture? Reflections on Steve Coll's
Romney in Israel by Steve Coll - our foreign policy could look like Adelson's
Steve Coll: Mitt Romney&trip abroad. - The humid lull between the party primaries and the party conventions ...
“Great Steve Coll New Yorker piece on Mitt’s trip: Romney now rented by adelson?
What is the Measure of a Corporation? By Larry Allums re Steve Coll's "Private Empire" book about ExxonMobil
What is the Measure of a Corporation?: Steve Coll gives us what I think is a very balanced account of a controve...
Private Empire by Steve Coll is a better look at ExxonMobil than anything else out there.
Steve Coll is delightfully condescending about Romney's travels
Steve Coll has not been impressed with Romney's trip abroad, among other things.
Albert Hunt on one-term presidents, Steve Coll on Romney's trip abroad, John Sununu on party conventions, Raymond Bonner on lethal injection, and Richard Muller on his climate change conversion.
Author Steve Coll on Exxon Mobil and climate change. Plus a jaundiced view of the Olympics, on Business Daily
Measured by revenue, ExxonMobil is the largest corporation on earth. Its operations span the globe, and it behaves like a powerful sovereign, exercising immense influence over the governments of the United States and many other nations in which it has operations. Now two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner ...
The New Yorker: Steve Coll says although not sure of time frame, "Assad is finished."
Steve Coll declares the Assad regime finished
"Steve Coll (Part 5) Valdez|Exxon" is also available on the GWorks YouTube channel (video only)
The final countdown. “Steve Coll declares the Assad regime finished, in
Steve Coll declares the Assad regime finished, in
Too long Steve Coll in The New Yorker on Assad: "Political chaos and continuing violen -
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