Friday, 18 August 2006

Accompanying a New York Times review of a new book by Ali Alatas, "the former longtime foreign minister and ambassador to the United Nations", is a map showing (purportedly) East Timor, the subject of the book and the article:

Note the location of the state, which somehow has been pushed up toward Sulawesi. Now, here is the actual map of the region, from another Web site:

How could they get it so wrong?

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