Malcolm Gladwell | New Yorker | 7 November 2011
Compelling read on character, sensibilities and skills of Steve Jobs. Part
Gladwell analysis, part review of Isaacson biography. Neither hagiography
nor hatchet job, but perhaps damning with faint praise Comments
Eurozone Decouples From The World
Gavyn Davies | FT | 6 November 2011
Eurozone is rich, with balance of payments surplus. No grounds for
international help. Problem is internal. Germany was financing peripheral
countries with private lending. Now it wants to stop, suddenly. Result:
Are There Mysterious Forces Lurking In Our Atoms And Galaxies?
Sean Carroll | Discover | 4 November 2011
For all their searching, physicists know of just four forces that influence
particles: Gravity, electromagnetism, strong, and weak, nuclear forces.
Researchers keep hunting for a fifth, but what are the chances of finding
Obama’s Flunking Economy: The Real Cause
Ezra Klein | NYRB | 24 November 2011
Wrong to blame Geithner, Summers for Obama's weakness, as Ron Suskind does
in "Confidence Men". Blame Obama himself, for underestimating 2008 crash.
There again, if he had attempted strong remedies, Congress would have
blocked him Comments
What’s The Language Of The Future?
Henry Hitchings | Salon | 6 November 2011
History is littered with the gravestones of artificial, universal languages.
Who now speaks Cosmoglossa, Interlingua, Romanizat or Molog? English remains
dominant lingua franca. But as it spreads, it's splintering into many
What Do A Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?
Jesse Green | New York | 6 November 2011
Irving Kahn is about to celebrate his 106th birthday. He still goes to work
every day. Scientists are studying him and several hundred other Ashkenazi
Jews to find out what keeps them going. And going. And going Comments
Thomas Penn on Henry VII
He was the Machiavelli of English kings – a chancer and usurper with a
highly dubious claim to the throne. But Henry VII ruled for 25 years and
founded a dynasty. His biographer tells us how he did it Read on
The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
find out Read on
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Book of the Day
Book of the Day
Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee
Heather Brooke says: “This is an allegorical tale about a preacher who
is against the teaching of evolution. It is about the ability of people to
communicate ideas without persecution or obstruction” FiveBooks Archive
Video of the Day
Jeffrey Sachs And Niall Ferguson On The State Of America
Take your sides, people
Quote of the Day
Umberto Eco, on emotion
"Love is selective. Hatred is collective"