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Bureacracy Bites, in Baltimore and Iraq

Bureacracy Bites, in Baltimore and Iraq

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I used to think the little Premium Channel button on my cable was too expensive, and then, I got hooked on The Wire. And John Adams. And Big Love. And Weeds. Currently, Deadwood. And soon, I expect, Generation Kill, David Simon and Ed Burns' latest effort, based on Evan Wright's book of the same name. Today, we're going to wet your whistle a little — David Simon and Evan Wright will be here to discuss the new mini-series on HBO — and how David Simon got from Baltimore, to Baghdad. (They are not, despite repeated comparisons, all that similar.)