Newsletter 195


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[1]March Of Folly In Pakistan
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fAx6m8

Anatole Lieven | IHT | 29 December 2010

Situation is bad in Afghanistan. But US will make things far worse if it
  sends ground forces into Pakistan in pursuit of Taliban. Part of Pakistan
  military will want to fight back, dividing army, plunging country into chaos

[2]Charged For Battle
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/g8iALx

Eric Pooley | Business Week | 29 December 2010

Well-reported long piece on GM's and Nissan's rival entries into burgeoning
  electric-car market. GM Volt has petrol engine back-up: more practical.
  Nissan Leaf is all-battery: more idealistic. Which does the consumer want?

[3]Why The Rich Are Getting Richer
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/eGBxqe

Robert Lieberman | Foreign Affairs | 30 December 2010

Review of Hacker and Pierson's "Winner-Take-All Politics", arguing that
  America's rising inequality results not from market forces as such, but from
  40 years of public policies that have rigged the markets in favour of the
  rich

[4]India's Most Haunted
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/gEgPCT

Shubhangi Swarup | Open | 31 December 2010

British Raj long gone, but plenty of Brits stay on as ghosts. Ex-governor
  Warren Hastings haunts National Library in Calcutta. Pooly Sahib, dead
  solider, enjoys "a fancy shrine reserved for highest order of Shanar devils"
        [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Best of the year: Dr Michael Nicholson on =SOLZHENITSYN =
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dr-michael-nicholson-on-solzhenitsyn

The Dean of University College, Oxford, and specialist in late 20th-century
  Russian literature explores different writings on Solzhenitsyn from Marxist
  critiques, to the politburo files, his life in the West and more [7]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dr-michael-nicholson-on-solzhenitsyn

Topic

[8]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[10]Solzhenitsyn: A Biography
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/solzhenitsyn-biography-by-michael-scammell-0

-by Michael Scammell -

Scammell had some access to Solzhenitsyn and was able to ask a few questions
  in interviews he did in the 1970s. He was one of the first to see some of
  Solzhenitsyn’s early works, but Solzhenitsyn got fed up of the questioning
  and relations cooled. Then when he saw the nature of the final book they
  cooled even further. It’s a Western-style biography by a liberal, cautious
  admirer who wanted to give a balanced view.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]polit2k YouTube  -  Best  Witness  Statement Ever - Eccentric Lady
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      12. http://twitter.com/polit2k
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