Can You Call A 9-Year-Old A Psychopath?
Jennifer Kahn | NYT | 11 May 2012
Nine year old Michael is unlike others. His parents took him to see
psychologist Dan Waschbusch. Who diagnosed him as a psychopath. "Even
if accurate, it’s a ruinous diagnosis. No one is sympathetic to the
mother of a psychopath" Comments
Medvedev The Phony
Lilia Shevtsova & David Kramer | Foreign Policy | 7 May 2012
Outgoing Russian president was never the liberal reformer many hoped he
was or would be. His presidency was a farce and will be a mere footnote
in history. He leaves Russians demoralised, frustrated. And growing in
Do The Eyes Have It?
Pat Shipman | American Scientist | 1 May 2012
Plenty of dogs save their owners—waking them during fires, fetching
help after an accident. But that's not all. "They may have saved not
only individuals but also our whole species, by 'domesticating' us
while we domesticated them" Comments
Christianity And The Rise Of Western Science
Peter Harrison | ABC | 8 May 2012
Many presume that Christianity and science have always been at war.
Little could be further from the truth. "The myth of a perennial
conflict between science and religion is one to which no historian of
science would subscribe" Comments
Investigation, Lawsuit Expose Barbaric Conditions At For-Profit Youth
Booth Gunter | Southern Poverty Law Center | 3 May 2012
Anyone still think for-profit prisons are a good idea? Well, this
should change your mind. Horrifying account of a children's prison out
of control. Drugs, weapons, beatings, rapes commonplace. Often with
prison staff complicit Comments
Sven Böll et al | Spiegel | 8 May 2012
New documents confirm early history of euro project. Numerous
shortcomings were apparent right from start. Politicians realised Italy
was an economic basket case. But chose to ignore the facts. After all
this was a political project Comments
Simon Johnson on Why Economic History Matters
History contains useful warnings and lessons. And, says the former IMF
chief economist, today's economic policymakers would do well to heed
them Read on
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Book of the Day
The English Common Reader by Richard Altick
William St Clair says: It’s an astonishing book, published in 1957.
Altick is so different from what came before because he wants to find
out what was actually available to be read in the 19th century.
Video of the Day
Joshua Foer: Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do
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Quote of the Day
Harry Truman, on negotiating
"It's amazing what you can achieve if you don't care who gets the
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