Newsletter 124


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[2]Goodbye, Mr Jones
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David Rothkopf | Foreign Policy | 8 October 2010
  Jim Jones was worst National Security Adviser in decades. Obama shares much
  of the blame, for having chosen him. Hope was that Jones could be another
  Brent Scowcroft, but he had none of the skills

[3]Power Restructuring In North Korea
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Ruediger Frank | 38 North | 9 October 2010
  For nostalgic Kremlinologists. Tea-leaf reading on promotion of Kim
  Jong-Il's son, Kim Jong Un, as heir presumptive. Information, such as it is,
  must be deduced from ordering of names, cropping of photos etc

[4]Red, Brown And Blue
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Ray Suarez | Democracy | 8 October 2010
  Fascinating history of pseudo-science and jurisprudence, about supposed
  racial differences between Germans, Russians, Jews, Irish et al, generated
  by early waves of European immigration into America

[5]Insane Clown Posse
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Jon Ronson | Guardian | 9 October 2010
  A serious test for any interviewer's talents. A foulmouthed pair of
  misogynist rap musicians, dressed as clowns, claiming to be Christian
  evangelists in disguise. Jon Ronson teases a bit of sense out of them

[6]Detroit Trauma Ward
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Charlie LeDuff | Detroit News | 7 October 2010
  Fantastic colour reporting. As Detroit collapses, public health declines,
  violence rises. A bullet through the ankle may be a "friendly reminder" from
  your dope dealer that your account is overdue

[7]Laureate Behind Bars
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James Miles | Economist | 8 October 2010
  Short, informed portrait of Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident, winner of Nobel
  peace prize. "Mildly spoken literary critic" who has attracted broad
  support, even within Communist Party, for a democracy charter

[8]Tumourtown
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Christopher Hitchens | Vanity Fair | 8 October 2010
  Characteristically unsentimental approach to having cancer. It's pretty
  commonplace. Almost everybody seems either to have had it, or to know
  somebody who's got it. And everybody has some advice

[9]A Wino Visits El Bulli
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Tim Atkin | Tim's Blog | 7 October 2010
  Refreshingly unpretentious report on 43-course meal at Catalan restaurant.
  Parmesan marshmallow, and hot strawberries with hare soup went down well.
  Forty other courses, plus wine, to appreciate vicariously

Topic: Invented Languages

From Na'avi and Klingon to Esperanto and Pascal, by way of Polari and
  gender-neutral pronouns. Most... [10]Continue reading...
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[11]Today on FiveBooks: Wonderful Cookbooks
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