Historian Tony Judt has been the subject of
MetaFilter posts before. He has also written an essay on his struggle with ALS that has been debated here
. However, it may have taken an article in the mass-market magazine New York to put his race to complete his latest book
A farewell to Yasser.
The Times of London's driver of seven years in Baghdad was killed in a bombing this week. This was his story. [more inside]
The New York Times is offering Katrina reporters trauma counselling.
Reporters covering warzones in Iraq, Chechnya and the Sudan were not offered near-mandatory trauma counselling by the newspaper of record.
Journalists in Lousiana and the rest of the Gulf Coast were.
"In fact, the circumstances were so shocking to reporters that according to one staff member, The New York Times e-mailed information about dealing with trauma to reporters in the field, outlining warning signs; employee-assistance counselors also placed calls to reporters."