"The Global West" was well researched and beautifully written (HCN, 7/25/11). I hope the Atlantic and New Yorker crowd took notice, as the last three paragraphs of Thompson's article could easily have qualified for their precious space.
Also, thanks to the researchers who pulled together the astonishing inventory of extra-national participants in the exploitation of the West's energy resources. This stuff was a jaw-dropper for me. Guess I haven't been paying attention.