Selected Reading (02/09/09)

September 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Posted in Misc. | 1 Comment
  • Total Politics has published its top 100 centre-left bloggers, which features many great, interesting writers. And Tom Harris.
  • Apparently, teachers can’t be trusted to conduct themselves well in public.
  • Anton Vowl on how our glorious press treats rape victims.
  • Joe Romm asks us to consider a world without fish.
  • Andrew Exum on being the only person in Washington willing to defend the Afghanistan mission on TV.
  • Speaking of which, Arnaud de Borchgrave has a pretty stark assessment: “President Obama is not Lincoln with a BlackBerry as some have suggested, but Lyndon Johnson with a war the country no longer supports and a new Cronkite yapping at his Afghan heels.”
  • Shorter Pat Buchanan: WWII was all the fault of those pesky Brits.
  • John Norris warns that we need to act quickly to avoid disaster in Sudan.
  • James Ridgeway has some troubling stories from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Scott Morgan looks at an Esquire report claiming that as many as 15,000 Americans die each year in the ‘war on drugs’.
  • The Guardian’s data blog has some startling statistics on projected world population growth & meat consumption.

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  1. On about the whole matter of population, food, sustainability etc. I recently read Waste by Tristram Stuart- right quality stuff if you want to be having a look at it.

    (Too soon after lunch for any sustained commentary of my own).

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