Newsletter 937


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Apologising For History Is Pointless. Better Not To Forget

William Dalrymple | Guardian | 23 February 2013

British schoolchildren should be taught the unexpurgated truth about their country's sometimes monstrous history: "We must never forget that whatever its achievements, the British empire, like every empire before or since, was both gained and maintained by military might, and built over a mountain of skulls of those it conquered and defeated"

Detroit Fiction: On Rightsizing American Literature

Alexander Nazaryan | The Millions | 20 February 2013

A brilliant conceit, extended to the length of a short essay. Serious American fiction is like the city of Detroit: It has fallen into decay, its arts unwanted, abandoned by readers who flee to the suburbs of popular novels and self-help. But for those who choose to live among the ruins, this is a time of opportunity, a chance to repurpose the city

The Runner

Jordan Conn | ESPN | 22 February 2013

Fauja Sing was 83 when he saw his son decapitated by a falling roof. Moved from India to England, took up running, completed London marathon at 89. Became first centenarian to complete a marathon last year. Plans to run final race this weekend in Hong Kong, at 102. Only regret: Guinness won't accredit him. No birth certificate

Video of the day: How To Shake A Black Guy's Hand

Thought for the day:

"The fundamental terror that capitalism exploits is that we might not want anything" — Adam Phillips

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