Newsletter 16


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[2]How Badly Has Israel Miscalculated?
Gideon Rachman | FT Blog | 31 May 2010
Flotilla attack threatens to provoke fresh intifada, elevate Turkey into
Muslim rallying point for anti-Israel sentiment, and anger US by undermining
UN sanctions against Iran
[3]Klub Prokhorov
Michael Idov | New York | 30 May 2010
Enjoyable, chatty account of "Global Russians" and their grip on New York
cultural and business life. Pegged to Mikhail Prokhorov's purchase of New
Jersey Nets basketball team
[4]We’re Too Broke To Be This Stupid
Mark Steyn | Maclean's | 27 May 2010
Social compact of postwar era amounted to throwing money at problems and
causes. That must end, as middle classes in developed world begin to
understand they aren't so rich after all
[5]Islamismism
Pankaj Mishra | New Yorker | 30 May 2010
Illuminating essay on conflicts between and around Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq
Ramadan, and Paul Berman. Depicts Hirsi Ali as naive, Ramadan over-rated,
Berman belligerent, ill-informed
[6]Julian Assange And WikiLeaks
Raffi Khatchadourian | New Yorker | 30 May 2010
Best of many attempts to profile eccentric Australian hacker. Interviewed
while making and posting "Collateral Damage" film. Much new detail on
Assange's life, WikiLeaks's operating structure
[7]See America First
Ellen Willis | NYRB | 1 January 1970
In memory of Dennis Hopper, NYRB pulls out its contemporary review of "Easy
Rider". It admired the "mythic simplicity". Plus a fine reader's letter, and
a review of "Alice's Restaurant"
[8]Crack In The Stoic’s Armor
Nancy Sherman | NYT Opiniator | 30 May 2010
Stoic philosophy essential part of any soldier's wartime survival kit, for
maintaining self-control in terrible circumstances. But a different mindset
is needed for re-entering everyday life
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