I recently posted about the bizarre decision to post an equally bizarre letter from a potential IHT contributor who hadn't heard back from the op-ed editors.
Here are some further thoughts on this from an IHT reader in the Netherlands, a Dutchman:
"I read the 'little screed' several times, and each time I had to smile from ear to ear. Bad news is hard to avoid, good news is sometimes hard to find. Perhaps the editors wanted us to find it in the last place we would expect it. This was a time-out, an almost overlooked oasis."