How GOP Became Party Of Rich
Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone | 9 November 2011
History of modern American fiscal policy, from the inflation of the 1970s
through to the Bush tax cuts and the Tea Party. Because it's in Rolling
Stone it's actually fun to read, and full of stuff to make non-rich people
'In Assad’s Syria, There Is No Imagination'
Anthony Shadid | Frontline | 8 November 2011
Hafez al-Assad was a ruthless cynic who ruled Syria with fear and violence.
Son Bashar thought he could lighten up, get popular, and hold on to power
that way. Wrong. Once you've built a wall of dread, you can't dismantle it
Is Europe On The Verge Of Another Great Depression – Or A Great Inflation?
Simon Johnson | Baseline Scenario | 10 November 2011
"If your choice is global calamity or the printing of money, which would you
choose?" Presumably the latter, though it's no long-term solution. The
alternative, a European sovereign debt crisis, would be disastrous. Even for
Testing The Copenhagen Interpretation
Roger Highfield | Telegraph | 8 November 2011
How a quantum theory experiment may soon resolve Schrödinger's cat
conundrum, removing need for parallel worlds and proving "that the
possibilities of a living and a dead cat do indeed collapse into one reality
when we look at it" Comments
Steve Silberman | Fray | 10 November 2011
"My dad was always a punctual man, even in death." Steve Silberman remembers
the life and death of his father in this moving and very personal essay
Ted Mann | Vanity Fair | 11 November 2011
Intrepid writer goes to Peru in search of hallucinogen ayahuasca. Encounters
mysterious shamans and seven-storey pyramid on the Amazon, built by an
Englishman inspired by the mind-altering drug. Then he tries it himself
Alex Ross on Writing about Music
Music gets deep inside us and inspires great writing too, says the music
critic. He tells us about Nietzsche’s infatuation with Wagner, Thomas
Mann’s imaginary compositions and what John Cage really meant by his 4’33”
of silence Read on
What is it? Why isn't it the same everywhere? Can we travel through time?
Will there be an end to time? Read on to find out Read on
_@alecash_ RT _@davidplotz_: A brief charming history of the word "Oops."
Why do we say it when we mess up? t.co/4wunrx9t #browsings More
Book of the Day
Book of the Day
The Freedoms of Suburbia by Paul Barker
Juliet Gardiner says: “There was a great deal of snobbishness about it
but what Paul Barker shows so well is that suburbs often exemplified
people’s dreams” FiveBooks Archive
Video of the Day
Running robot. How long before one of these gets weaponised? More videos
Quote of the Day
Sianne Ngai, on cuteness
"Cuteness is a way of aestheticizing powerlessness. It hinges on a
sentimental attitude toward the diminutive and/or weak"
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