The Libyan War Of 2011
George Friedman | Stratfor | 19 March 2011
Expect the opening few days to go well. West is well-equipped to destroy
enemy air defences, strategic facilities. Big question is whether Qadaffi's
army then surrenders. If not, defeating it on the ground will be much
James Surowiecki | New Yorker | 21 March 2011
Modern economies resilient, adept at rebuilding. Disasters—as in Japan—don't
derail growth for long. They serve as "accelerated depreciation", allowing
for replacement of what has been destroyed with something different and
United States Of Anxiety
Jacob Sugarman | Salon | 20 March 2011
Feeling worried? Taylor Clarke considers rising levels of stress and fear in
society: "Americans have become extremely vulnerable to the pressures of the
21st century". An insightful interview on a common affliction
Why Women Rule The Internet
Aileen Lee | Techcrunch | 20 March 2011
"Female users are the unsung heroines behind the most engaging, fastest
growing, and most valuable consumer internet and e-commerce companies".
Social media, e-commerce and even gaming sites are all heavily dependent on
Bid To Protect Assets Slowed Reactor Fight
Norihiko Shirouzo et al | WSJ | 21 March 2011
Japanese power company was reluctant to pump seawater into overheating
nuclear reactors at Fukushima, for fear of damaging them permanently. Prime
minister intervened. By then it was too late. "This disaster is 60%
The Mother Of Possibility
Sven Birkerts | Lapham's Quarterly | 16 March 2011
Fine essay on idleness. Different from laziness, torpor or disinclination,
"it is the soul’s first habitat... before it has been stirred to make a
plan, to direct itself toward something". Often cited as aid to literary
Today's FiveBooks Interview
Frank Cottrell Boyce on =FILMMAKING=
Filmmaking involves lots of different disciplines, says the acclaimed
English screenwriter and author. And the secret of making good films is to
look outward – for instance, by reading the history of railways Continue
What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the best
Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? Our experts and editors have
the answers. For the film buff who browses ...
Book of the Day
Quantum Physics: Illusion or Reality?
-by Alastair Rae -
Vlatko Vedral says: "This is a completely popular book about quantum
physics: there is not a single equation in there, I think."
alecash Wonderful read: 'my summer on the content farm'. I'm loving
@awl these days.
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