Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Writing Worth Reading
Ratzinger Is An Enemy Of Humanity
Richard Dawkins | RichardDawkins.net | 22 September 2010
Powerful writing and just as hostile as you'd expect from Britain's best
known atheist. Pope Benedict denounced as "leering old fixer" and much else
besides. Catholics may want to look away now
Writing The Southern Accent
Megan Mayhew Bergman | Ploughshares | 22 September 2010
Engaging plea to writers. Southern US regional identity less marked than it
was. Southernese more about word choice and arrangement than sound. Think
carefully before trying it, use sparingly
Kafka's Last Trial
Elif Batuman | NYT | 22 September 2010
Franz Kafka gave his manuscripts to Max Brod for burning. Instead, Brod
published novels. Escaped to Palestine. Israeli library now suing Brod's
daughters for papers. Yes, it's Kafka-esque. And a great story
Pakistan's Crime Against Cricket
Martin Samuel | Daily Mail | 22 September 2010
Should the Pakistani team be ostracised or thrown out of world cricket?
Well-constructed case for the prosecution says that, in attempting to shift
the blame, they've besmirched the entire sport
Rolling In Debt
Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN | 21 September 2010
European football is eating itself, but the spending won't stop. Combination
of ego, politics and moral hazard militates against it. Added to which,
financially prudent clubs don't do well on the pitch
Stuxnet May Target Bushehr
Mark Clayton | CS Monitor | 21 September 2010
Enigmatic computer virus is new kind of "weaponised software", designed to
take over and wreck industrial plant. Pattern of distribution suggests it
may be directed at Iranian nuclear reactor
We Let It Slip
Mervyn King | Open Democracy | 22 September 2010
Governor of Bank of England addresses Trades Union Congress. Apologises for
crisis on behalf of government, banks. "There was nothing fair about the
financial crisis. Your members are entitled to be angry"
Steve Luxenberg | WP | 22 September 2010
New Bob Woodward book tackles Obama's Afghanistan strategy. Recounts
infighting between Petraeus, Jones, Axelrod. Depicts Obama pressing for
quick exit strategy, not getting one. Karzai "on meds"
Topic: Farming And Food
George Steinbrenner, Claude Levi-Strauss, Dash Snow, Alan King-Hamilton,
Mont Liggins, John Simplot... Continue reading...
Today on FiveBooks: Millennium Development Goals
About The Browser: _Editor_, Robert Cottrell; _Managing
Partner_, Al Breach. Please write to us if you would like to make a
comment on the site, or suggest a link.
Unsubscribe *|EMAIL|* from this list | Forward to a friend