Here are some "readings" about the Syria situation.
They vary widely in style and position (Fintan O'Toole's piece about Seamus Heaney is there because of the way Heaney shows that "uncertainty may simply be the human condition") and several of them, including O'Toole's, result from some back-and-forth with John Naughton.
I've highlighted eight that I think are particularly illuminating.
[Last updated 22/9/2013]
Editorial - "Syria: the neglected health crisis deepens" - The Lancet, 31/8/2013
Matthew d'Ancona - "A nauseating, preening and grubby carnival of inaction" - Daily Telegraph, 31/8/2013 l
Uri Avnery - "Poor Obama. I pity him." - Gush Shalom, 31/8/2013
Aaron Bady - "The Sovereign Double-Standard" - The New Inquiry, 31/8/2013