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[2]How to Deal With Yemen
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Max Rodenbeck | NYR Blog | 9 November 2010
  Yemen has plenty to worry about: civil war in north, secession in south,
  resource depletion, poverty. Al-Qaeda some way down list, but it has to be
  tackled. Police action will do; not massive military force

[3]From Newspaper To Newsletter
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Clay Shirky | Clay Shirky | 8 November 2010
  Dissection  of London Times's business model post-paywall. Product has
  changed  fundamentally.  Has  stopped  being a newspaper, and become a
  newsletter. Coherent, compact, insular, paying audience

[4]Lessons From Bush 43
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Jesse Singal | New Republic | 9 November 2010
  George  W.  Bush  resurfaces to promote his memoirs. "He admits to few
  mistakes. Takes pride in not learning from them. Doesn’t see the need to
  address even the most complex situations with nuance"

[5]President At Bay
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Walter Russell Mead | American Interest | 6 November 2010
  There was plenty to like about Barack Obama in 2008. But intelligentsia way
  overdid it. Now the fall from grace. Yes, he messed up the simulus. No, he
  isn't superman. But nor is he chopped liver. Continue to hope

[6]China Is Like 19th-Century America
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Stephen Mihm et a | Time | 7 November 2010
  Predominantly rural country, undergoing massive urban, industrial shift.
  World's workshop. Envied, criticised by economic rivals. America in 1850.
  China now. Imperfect but useful analogy

[7]Margaret Mead's Theory Of War
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John Horgan | Scientific American | 8 November 2010
  Why war? Common answers: resource pressure, population pressure. These don't
  survive scrutiny. Better to see war as a human invention, an idea—like
  marriage, or writing. Perpetuates itself as a meme

[8]Pondering Islam
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John Allen | National Catholic Reporter | 5 November 2010
  Catholic Church used to see Judaism as main interfaith partner; now it has
  shifted to Islam. Pope Benedict wants "cultural alliance" with Islam to
  defend traditional morality, place of religion in public life

[9]On Terrorism
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Jessica Stern | Five Books | 9 November 2010
  Political scientist, ex-Clinton staffer discusses and recommends five books
  about terrorism. Interesting throughout. Sees terrorism, like warfare, as
  something that can become addictive, an end in itself

[10]Claude Lévi-Strauss: Poet In Laboratory
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Colin MacCabe | New Statesman | 4 November 2010
  Demanding,  discerning  critical  review of Lévi-Strauss biography. He
  reinvented  anthropology  using  structuralist principles derived from
  linguistics. But result was not science, as he claimed. It was storytelling

[11]G20’s Seven Pillars Of Friction
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Gideon Rachman | FT | 8 November 2010
  Quick  guide  to  tensions  among  G20  countries: democracies against
  autocracies,  West against rest, big against small, tighteners against
  splurgers etc. G20 comes to look more like a problem than a solution

[12]Kashmir’s Fruits of Discord
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Arundhati Roy | NYT | 8 November 2010
  Writer,  activist  rebukes Obama for silence on human rights abuses in
  Kashmir.  Tells  of  her  latest visit there, horror-stories of police
  brutality. Says she will not be silenced by government and gang threats

[13]Q&A On Monetary Policy
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Greg Ip | Felix Salmon | 8 November 2010
  The Economist's US economics correspondent explains how quantitative easing
  works, how it differs from regular monetary policy. who actually prints
  money, and why you might want to sterilise your interventions

Topic: Humanitarian Aid

William Easterly, Philip Gourevitch, Jagdash Baghwati and others on what
  international aid can and... [14]Continue reading...
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      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/humanitarian-aid

[15]Today on FiveBooks: Who Terrorists Are
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