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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

[3]Spiritual Gains
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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

[4]Kim's New Leadership
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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

[5]Putin Divides And Rules
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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"

[6]Bumpier But Freer Road
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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?

[7]Sex Change Means I'm Suddenly Mr Fix-It
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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

Essays and interviews on the succession to Kim Jong Il, the economy, health
  care, tourism and...[8]Continue reading...
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[9]Today on FiveBooks: Jane Austen
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