March Of Folly In Pakistan
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
Charged For Battle
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?
Why The Rich Are Getting Richer
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
India's Most Haunted
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"
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Today's FiveBooks Interview
Best of the year: 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 Continue
In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
Book of the Day
Solzhenitsyn: A Biography
-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.
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