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Giving Gray Some Shade The political philosopher John Gray is known, among other things, for his iconoclastic and often brilliant review essays (we recently featured his takedown of Richard Dawkins here). Anthony McCarthy returns the favor by panning Gray’s recent book, T
Andrew Sullivan | 12 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Politico | 12 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Goodbye, Triple J: The Doctor's love letter to Australia's best music station | Lindsay McDougall Im leaving the station after 10 years but the experience is something I will always cherish. The government-funded radio cares about music and its listeners, not profitSo first of all, as the silly song suggests, Im f***ing off. At the end of the year Im
The Guardian | 13 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Remainders: Charisma Ben Bradlee's funeral will be at the National Cathedral. The White House uses physics to explain blocking reporters.Canadian and U.S. media cover breaking news very differently. Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt get an appeal date. NBC freelancer
Politico | 13 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The NHS needs the courage to adapt and survive The NHS is at a fork in the road. Over the next 20 years, the number of people aged over 85 will double, to more than five per cent of the population. As people live longer and as medical advances continue, people are living with many more long-term condi
The Independent | 13 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Letter from the Sub-Editor: Canada is seen as a peaceful nation, but violent crime isnt as rare as you might think Seeing a nations capital locked down because of gunmen on the loose might not have been so surprising if it had occurred in, say, Washington.
The Independent | 13 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Walt Whitman, Shameless Self-Promoter Although the poet’s famed 1882 meeting with Oscar Wilde is now perhaps best known for alleged sexual shenanigans, David M. Friedman, the author of Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity, emphasizes the role their confab
Andrew Sullivan | 13 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Losing The Opium War A new report (pdf) from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, reveals that poppy production in Afghanistan hit a record high of 209,000 hectares last year, despite a $7.6 billion eradication effort: In pas
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How SpaceX Achieved Lift Off Tim Fernholz has a lengthy profile of the aerospace company: SpaceX currently charges $61.2 million per launch. Its cost-per-kilogram of cargo to low-earth orbit, $4,653, is far less than the $14,000 to $39,000 offered by its chief American competitor, th
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend