Newsletter 135


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Writing Worth Reading

[2]Obituary: Bob Guccione
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Anonymous | Telegraph | 21 October 2010
  Ran dry-cleaning business in London. Saw Playboy was doing well. Decided a
  rougher rival would do even better. Launched Penthouse. "Race for the
  bottom". Accumulated $400m fortune at mid-80s peak

[3]Worst Of The Madness
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Anne Applebaum | NYRB | 22 October 2010
  Expert review of Timothy Snyder's "Bloodlands", on Nazi and Soviet horrors
  in eastern Europe. "They aided and abetted one another. Their interaction
  led to more mass killing than either might have carried out alone"

[4]Test Tube Tales From Far Afield
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      4. http://b.rw/c6npZb

Avantika Bhuyan | Open | 22 October 2010
  Rural Indian couples in their 60s, even 70s, mortgage houses, farms to pay
  for in-vitro fertilisation. The trouble is, it seems to work, leaving them
  with children, a short burst of happiness, and no money

[5]Paradox Of Blinking
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Kishore Mahbubani | Japan Times | 20 October 2010
  China's rising global power has attracted relatively little opposition,
  mainly because China has wisely kept a low profile. Confrontation with Japan
  may signal a new and more reckless approach. Bad news

[6]Xi Who Must Be Obeyed
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      6. http://b.rw/cLb5re

Anonymous | Economist | 21 October 2010
  Sketch of Xi Jinping, front-runner to succeed Hu Jintao as China's president
  and party boss. Son of party grandee, briefly party boss in Shanghai,
  married to a pop singer. May encounter some pushback

[7]Bob Woodward Interview
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Gregg La Gambina | AV Club | 21 October 2010
  Well-briefed interviewer drills down a level or two into key episodes of
  "Obama's Wars", gets Woodward to gloss, explain, amplify. Excellent
  opportunity to understand arguments of book without reading it all

[8]Topic: Microsoft
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      8. http://b.rw/9jSHcT

Essays on cloud computing, anti-trust, corporate culture, and Bob the animated
paper clip. From James Fallows, John Heilemann, Ray Ozzie and
others... [9]Continue reading...
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/microsoft

[10]Today on FiveBooks: Obstacles to Political Reform in China
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      10. http://fivebooks.com

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