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[2]Towel Story, Part II
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Elif Batuman | My Life And Thoughts | 12 November 2010
  In which Ms Batuman rescues a suitcase of clothes and towels from Turkish
  customs. Introducing Mehmet Bey, who has a great future as a literary
  taxi-driver. (There is a part one, but it's not quite as good)

[3]Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks
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      3. http://b.rw/cbiKYB

Aung San Suu Kyi | UNDP | 14 November 2010
  English transcript of Burmese dissident's address, to crowds awaiting her
  release from house arrest. Inspiring stuff. "The burden of these
  expectations is great and the responsibilities are immense"

[4]Start-Up City
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      4. http://b.rw/cHeNTl

Edward Glaeser | City Journal | 15 November 2010
  Enthralling tales of historic New York entrepreneurship: Jeremiah Thompson,
  inventor of on-time freight shipping; Isaac Roosevelt, sugar refiner; A.E.
  Lefcourt, bootblack to property billionaire. More such needed

[5]Mumbai Massacre Mastermind
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      5. http://b.rw/cStfRO

Sebastian Rotella | Pro Publica | 13 November 2010
  Investigation into 2008 terrorist attack by Lashkar-i-Taiba. Identifies main
  planners, based in Pakistan, ties to intelligence service. Why doesn't
  Pakistan arrest them? They are too well-connected

[6]Can Obama Rise Again?
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Michael Tomasky | NYRB | 15 November 2010
  Rahm doesn't seem to think so. He's walking. And he may be right. Obama can
  only recover if Republicans overreach, as they did under Gingrich in 1990s,
  uniting centrists and liberals against them

[7]Hope. Change. Reality.
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      7. http://b.rw/cBWMbP

Wil S. Hylton | Esquire | 15 November 2010
  Superb portrait of US attorney-general Eric Holder. Took office with high
  hopes of prosecuting torture, closing Guantanamo, rolling back extraordinary
  presidential powers. None of it happened. He's chastened

[8]Sultan Of The Muslim World
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      8. http://b.rw/b6Rss2

Soner Cagaptay | Foreign Affairs | 15 November 2010
  Modern Turkey born as Muslim state. Secular nationalism guided foreign
  policy for decades. But no more. AKP has exploited post 9/11 geopolitics to
  restore Muslim identity, bid for leadership of Muslim world

[9]US Voters Don't Care About Deficit
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      9. http://b.rw/9hYEh2

Ryan Avent | Economist | 15 November 2010
  Treasuries at lowest yield in 50 years. Deficit hardly an issue with voters:
  they're much more worried about unemployment. So maybe legislators right to
  panic about jobs now. They can panic about deficit later

[10]Russian Justice Works Around Juries
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Ellen Barry | NYT | 15 November 2010
  Juries introduced to Russian judicial system in 1993, when state was
  pursuing liberal model. Now they're getting squeezed out, especially in
  high-profile cases where state prosecutors can't risk acquittals

Topic: Front-Line Detroit

Charlie LeDuff, Blogger John and others report on a collapsing city. "If
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[12]Today on FiveBooks: Plants
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