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Writing Worth Reading
Lane Greene | Intelligent Life | 1 October 2010
How short-form jargon took over our lives, from the C-suite to the CD-ROM.
Blame it on FDR. or the TVA. Or the WPA. Defines the notion of acronym
broadly, to include unpronounceable initials. CUL8R
Thomas Meaney et al | Utopian | 20 September 2010
Delightfully wide-ranging interview with Charles Taylor, Canadian
philosopher. Interesting throughout. Main subjects: religion in the modern
world, and, later, Taylor's Canadian perspective on US politics
Kim's New Leadership
Sue Mi Terry | CFR | 29 October 2010
Clear, brisk interview with foreign-policy expert, on Kim Jong-Il's
succession strategy. Which consists of putting country in hands of an
untested 26-year-old, his alcoholic aunt, and her husband, the army boss
Putin Divides And Rules
Yulia Latinina | Moscow Times | 29 October 2010
Shrewd analysis of mayor of Moscow's dismissal. "A classic
Putin-orchestrated setup and intrigue. Luzhkov and Medvedev devoured each
other in public while Putin emerged unscathed and stronger than ever"
Bumpier But Freer Road
Anonymous | Economist | 30 October 2010
India's growth should soon outstrip China's, because India has a younger
population and a freer economy. But can India can stay ahead, given its poor
infrastructure, low skills, bad schools, patchy government?
Sex Change Means I'm Suddenly Mr Fix-It
Tom Forrister | Jezebel | 30 September 2010
After making female-to-male transition, people expect me to fix cars,
computers although my abilities haven't changed. But now I take risks on the
road, rarely ask for directions, find it harder to verbalise thoughts
Topic: North Korea
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