...have nothing to do with each other!
There will be light blogging for a while, for round leather reasons, but a quickl link to some interesting posts on German/American relations. Dialog International provides the English original of an interview with German Guantanamo bay detainee Murnat Kurnaz here, which helps to explain why Guantanamo and the Hamdan decision have been very big news over here. Atlantic Review comments on a program that brings U.S. civic-engagement ideas to Germany here. I will post a few comments about "idea exchange" in the other direction this weekend, during sober stretches.