The End Of China’s Economic Miracle
Minxin Pei | Newsweek | 8 July 2012
"Twenty years ago, Japan experienced the humiliation of going from
world economic champ to chump within a few years of its financial
meltdown. Today it seems to be China’s turn." Sharp analysis on limits
of state capitalism Comments
Youth Of The Ice Age
David Pilling | FT | 6 July 2012
For Japan's graduates, the era of salarymen and stay-at-home wives is
almost, if not quite, over. Economic, social change has seen to that.
Pilling casts today's youth as a generation in search of meaning.
Here's what they are doing Comments
The Importance Of Being Orwell
Christopher Hitchens | Vanity Fair | 9 July 2012
Hitchens introduces Orwell's collected diaries: "By his determination
to seek elusive but verifiable truth, he showed how much can be
accomplished by an individual who unites the qualities of intellectual
honesty and moral courage" Comments
Is The Web Driving Us Mad?
Tony Dokoupil | Newsweek | 8 July 2012
"No one is arguing for some kind of Amish future. But the research is
now making it clear that the Internet is not 'just' another delivery
system. It is creating a whole new mental environment." Measured piece,
despite the headline Comments
Pistorius: A Hero, Yes, But Not An Olympian
Mick Hume | Sp!ked | 5 July 2012
Should we let Oscar Pistorius compete at the Olympics? Here's the
argument against. "We are faced with the extraordinary situation where
a disabled athlete can actually have an inbuilt advantage which other
runners cannot match" Comments
Are Prodigies Autistic?
Scott Barry Kaufman | Psychology Today | 6 July 2012
Begging headline. This is more about intelligence and memory. Tests on
nine current child prodigies find IQ range of 108-147—smart, but not
dazzling. Memory is the standout: "Off the scale". And yes, some hints
of autism Comments
Kyle Pruett on Fatherhood
Fathers and mothers play very different roles in a child’s development,
says the professor of child psychiatry, who recommends essential
reading for both parents Read on
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