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Now, when someone asks, "So what's really happening in Iraq?" I will just forward this link:… Great, sober overview.
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“If books are containers that preserve the souls of their authors, why not look for immortality there?”
The New York Police Department has shut down the unit it built to spy on Muslims. Michael Greenberg’s 2012 #longread:
April 21: “The Future of Human Rights” at @GeorgetownLaw with Stephen Breyer, Pamela Karlan, David Cole, and others:
“The self is a story we tell.” @JamesGleick on Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies (and Milton and Borges):
Streaming live tonight: Capital in the 21st Century, with Thomas Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, others
More than 2,500 Iraqis have been killed since the start of the year, including 300 in the first ten days of April.
In Princeton tonight, Peter Brooks and Linda Asher discuss Balzac’s Human Comedy
In his fifties, amateur pianist Alan Rusbridger resolved to learn Chopin’s Ballade No. 1, practicing 15 minutes a day
Tax burdens on high-income Americans have fallen across the board since the 1970s. The case for wealth taxes:
On this date 149 years ago Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre. David Bromwich on the president’s ambition:
On JFK, Oswald, and the “climate of hate” in Dallas: James Piereson vs. @frankrichny
The iPhone and iPad were based on scientific research done by government-backed scientists and engineers
On the value of government: an economist debunks the idea that the private sector does all the innovation
Lincoln preferred Macbeth to Hamlet: a hero who had committed great wrongs, rather than one who had done too little
Weekend reading: Paul Krugman on a book that will change the way we talk about wealth and inequality
Pianist Stephen Hough performs at Alice Tully Hall, Sunday at 5:
Evan Hughes went to Norway and Sweden in search of Karl Ove Knausgaard:
"Sorry sir! You are not qualified to enter here.” @sethcolterwalls on the great Anthony Braxton… via @nybooks
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“Sweet and hilarious, perhaps the greatest movie anachronism of 1967” (plus Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac)
What does Abraham Lincoln’s reading of Shakespeare tell us about his will, ambition, and sense of justice?
Inequality over the past century (via Paul Krugman: