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* The Non-Economist's Economist
James Grant | NYT | 25 September 2010
Essay on the work of John Kenneth Galbraith, historian of the 1929 crash
and much besides, who avoided technical jargon and wrote witty prose.
Trouble was, he got almost everything wrong
* Could Liverpool Do A Leeds?
David Conn | FourFourTwo | 24 September 2010
Financial chicanery, a trail of debt, broken dreams. Magisterial,
damning account of the decisions that have taken Liverpool football club
to its current precarious position
* Tales Of Freddy Maertens
FMK | Podium Cafe | 24 September 2010
Bike-racing anecdotes from the 1970s, when races were routinely fixed
and cyclists experimented with all manner of performance enhancers.
Maertens favoured champagne mixed with fructose and caffeine
* Lennon At 70
David Kamp | Vanity Fair | 24 September 2010
What if he'd survived the shooting? In this imaginary interview, he's
doing just fine—reforming the Plastic Ono Band for a 40th anniversary
performance, despite turbulent divorce from Yoko in 1983
* Sinister Influence Of Left Hand
Anatoly Liberman | OUP Blog | 24 September 2010
Essay on etymological aspects of left- and right-handedness.
Indo-European languages have many more words for left-handedness, most
of them connoting weakness, wrongness, or an association with the north
* Topic: Obituaries 2
George Steinbrenner, Claude Levi-Strauss, Dash Snow, Alan King-Hamilton,
Mont Liggins, John Simplot... Continue reading...
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