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Writing Worth Reading

* [2]Banksy In His Own Words
   Nick Francis | Sun | 4 September 2010
   Described as the graffiti artist's first-ever interview. "I didn't see
   why you'd settle for just walls. So I started vandalising statues and
   that led to vandalising parks. It just kept going really"
 * [3]The Happiness Myth
   Adam Phillips | Guardian | 4 September 2010
   Brilliant essay on contradictions of seeking happiness. "What we are
   lacking when we are unhappy is not always happiness, any more than what
   an alcoholic is lacking is a drink"
 * [4]A Well-Travelled Man
   Simon Calder | Independent | 4 September 2010
   Interview with Alan Whicker, British broadcaster, veteran travel
   journalist, national treasure. Every sentence a gem. "Papa Doc was never
   vile to me". "I have hardly ever been shot"
 * [5]God And Stephen Hawking
   Graham Farmelo | Telegraph | 3 September 2010
   It doesn't matter what Hawking, or any other scientist, says about God.
   Religion and science are fundamentally different pursuits. No enduring
   religion is built on testable facts or observations
 * [6]Rush To Moral Judgment
   David Dobbs | Slate | 3 September 2010
   Clear, plausible, sympathetic explanation of furore around suspended
   Harvard behaviourist Marc Hauser. He rigged his research, because he was
   in a hurry to validate his ideas
 * [7]Mosque Notes
   Leon Wieseltier | New Republic | 2 September 2010
   By far the best think-piece yet about the "Ground Zero Mosque"
   controversy. Understands, respects, incorporates and transcends the
   arguments against, to make the case in favour
 * [8]Escaping Near-Death
   Charlotte Northedge | Guardian | 4 September 2010
   Interviews with sole survivors of large and small catastrophes: an
   overturned boat, a plane crash, a gun battle. Odd subject, but
   compelling tales of suffering, toughness, luck, guilt
 * [9]Topic: Tony Blair
   The man and the memoirs: a collection of essays, diaries and polemics
   portraying Britain's former Prime Minister. [10]Continue reading...

[11]Today on FiveBooks: Daily life in China.

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