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* A Worlds Tale: Stephen Roche
FMK | Podium Cafe | 27 September 2010
Gripping account of Irish cyclist's victory in World Championship road
race of 1987. Build-up included clashes with British riders, uniting
Irish team. Race itself took place in downpour, team tactics crucial
* Nuevo Laredo, Front Line
Ed Vulliamy | Observer | 26 September 2010
Another despatch from Mexican drug wars. Much covered, never boring. "In
what I would call normal times, I kill you and make you disappear. Now
they are shouting about it, turning it into a grotesque carousel"
* Gold As Final Refuge
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | Telegraph | 26 September 2010
World's biggest economic powers locked into competitive depreciation. No
safe haven in currency markets. Swiss franc already overvalued. Gold the
only option. High now, but still at only half its 15C record
* Small Change
Malcolm Gladwell | New Yorker | 26 September 2010
"Tipping Point" redux. Role of new social media in political activism
much exaggerated. Twitter, Facebook can encourage widespread superficial
interest in events. But that's a long way from serious engagement
Essays on the history of Facebook, the character of Mark Zuckerberg, and the
impact of social media...Continue reading...
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