It seems that most of the information we get these days comes from television or the internet. Few people make the effort to do their own research, whether they’re picking stocks to buy, purchasing a car, or keeping current on the city council. The dedication to objectively observe and analyzing events for ourselves is fast becoming a vanishing art. That includes intelligence professionals. The Observer pays homage to those who prefer to see things for themselves. In a unique and pleasing monochromatic style, Ostrovsky tells us that some people still have the courage to stick their heads above the crowd and observe things for themselves.