Newsletter 115


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Writing Worth Reading

[2]What's Eating David Axelrod?
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Noam Scheiber | New Republic | 27 September 2010
  Fine portrait of White House strategist. "Homesick and bone-weary". Probably
  heading back to Chicago after November. Frustrated by Washington politics,
  by Obama's willingness to deal on banks, health care

[3]Being Glenn Beck
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Mark Leibovich | NYT | 29 September 2010
  Eyebrow-raising profile. Obvious subject, much new insight. Recovering
  alcoholic. Smoked dope for 15 years. "Sheepish and approachable". Quite a
  feminine personality. Speaks "the language of therapy"

[4]Wal-Mart's African Adventure Begins
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Joshua Brown | Reformed Broker | 28 September 2010
  Wal-Mart a tough company that does its homework, knows its markets, can
  operate anywhere. If it's moving into Africa, this is a tipping-point for
  foreign investment there, despite low incomes and political risk

[5]Obama In Command
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      5. http://b.rw/djlnuR

Jann Wenner | Rolling Stone | 28 September 2010
  Mostly pedestrian interview—but a great closer, on having Bob Dylan play at
  White House. Dylan didn't want to talk, didn't want picture taken with
  president, sceptical about the whole thing. Obama duly thrilled

[6]How To Write About Pakistan
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      6. http://b.rw/bxng8Q

Mohsin Hamid et al | Granta | 28 September 2010
  Writer's guide to national stereotypes. All articles must refer to mangoes,
  maid-servants, and Partition. Women wear bridal or burka. And don't forget
  our slogan: "The most dangerous place in the world"

[7]Happy Birthday, You're Fired
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Julia Ioffe | Foreign Policy | 28 September 2010
  Thorough piece of reporting on sacking of Yuri Luzhkov as mayor of Moscow.
  Oligarchic bully. Departure long overdue. Pro forma speculation on what this
  says (not much) about Putin-Medvedev tandem

[8]Time To Get Off The Analyst's Couch?
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      8. http://b.rw/cXQ1oR

Roman Krznaric | Outrospection | 26 September 2010
  Can psychotherapy help people find meaning or purpose in their lives? This
  piece argues that inward-looking therapy is more or less the opposite of a
  more likely route to fulfilment

Topic: Mexican drug wars

The battling cartels control cities, provinces, police and prisons. How long
  before they control...[9]Continue reading...
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[10]Today on FiveBooks: Military History
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