Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US boy's answer to a school essay on Iraq: take a trip to Baghdad
Farris Hassan is one of the coolest people I have heard of in a long time. In an earlier age, he may have run off to be a sailor or have become an explorer. Yes, going to Baghdad is a dangerous thing to do. Precisely for this reason, it takes savvy and daring.
In this safety-obsessed society, we need kids like Hassan. I wish him well.