The New York Times is hosting a moderated forum on the subject of a nation “at war.” The contributor who kicks off the series is not your usual talking head, better lost than found. It is the brilliant and readable Timothy Hsia, a U.S. Army active duty infantry captain. Check it out. Despite its terrible batting average when it comes to getting the important stories right in real time, the NYT is a great paper, quite possibly the greatest newspaper in the world. I don’t see how someone can claim to be on top of things intellectually without a degree of familiarity with the liberal journal of record.