Monday, July 30, 2012

How to read the New York Times

When I read the long articles in the New York Times these days, I realize that you have to basically look for one sentence that basically is the most important one in the whole article. The sentence is usually standing by itself and in passing.  Like this one today:  "The conflict in Syria has increasingly drawn in foreign powers."  Notice that those sentences stand alone and are not part of a paragraph.