AT contributor Herb Meyer knows a thing or two about analyzing information. He is, after all, credited with being the first United States official to forecast the Soviet Union's collapse in the early Reagan Administration, when he served as special assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. His role in the stunning Cold War victory won him the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Community's highest honor.
So when someone like Herb Meyer offers a lesson on how to analyze information, the smart thing to do is to take it. As we previously noted, he has made his classic essay "How to Analyze Information" available on the web in html and pdf formats. As of today it is now available as a podcast as well, for easy listening while exercising or any other activity that does not occupy the brain fully.
Readers who listen to it will discover that Herb is not just a clear thinker, he has a wonderful and easy-to-listen-to voice.