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On September 16, join Ian Buruma at @192books for a discussion of his new book, Theater of Cruelty j.mp/1qI2iCg
When the great Lewis Cullman writes about philanthropic issues, you should read it. (If you're into that kinda thing) nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Born on this day in 1917: the great muckraker Jessica Mitford. Her ‘Poison Penmanship’ was reprinted by @nyrbclassics j.mp/1xPoLCg
Law professor David Cole on Obama’s “far-fetched interpretations” and “legal sleight of hand” to justify airstrikes j.mp/1tM0KcX
What’s at stake for Scotland in next week’s independence vote? @Freedland explained the issues in this March piece: j.mp/1g86cuD
Must-read, fact-filled essay by Israeli academic Assaf Sharon on the real reasons Israel went to war in Gaza.. again: nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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What Obama is proposing is war. And war requires Congressional authorization, writes @DavidColeGtown: j.mp/1tM0KcX
No orgies, please, we're Communist. My Q&A with Chinese sexpert, and newly minted S&M author, Li Yinhe in @nybooks ow.ly/Bmmpi
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Green: it suggests hope and health, also poison, disease, avarice. The meaning of a color: j.mp/1tya28m pic.twitter.com/YBVatxlmtt
Chinese sex expert Li Yinhe talks with Ian Johnson about same-sex marriage, orgies, and S&M j.mp/1p7ZgSu
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1914 (from “The Gardens of Their Dreams” by Robin Lane Fox: j.mp/1uHDrOi) pic.twitter.com/VPQmQoc2cU
Max Rodenbeck on the sad history of Iraq — 2,600 years of bloodshed nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Longtime philanthropist says donor-advised funds are a public swindle. nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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And if you want a convenient summary of Zephyr Teachout's case against Cuomo, you can read the first section of this: bit.ly/1wen3WA
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“Of course the Americans will get rid of Saddam,” he said. “But what will we have then? A thousand little Saddams...” nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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"The real reason that Russians are dying... seems to be lack of hope," says @mashagessen #Russia buff.ly/WzPd1C
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In 1964, 29% of voters felt government was “run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.” By 2013, 79% did. j.mp/1pTjSUK
Bleak humor, gloomy fantasy, grim ironies: Max Rodenbeck reviews work by four Iraqi writers j.mp/1lNYXkP
No American playwright inspired more entertainingly bad Hollywood movies than Tennessee Williams bit.ly/1q8mRbX
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The Meaning of 1914: A Free Conference at @StAntsCollege, September 27–28 j.mp/1tFgfmE
The ties that bind New Orleans to the larger Creole world of the Caribbean nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/…
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Philanthropist Lewis Cullman on how financial managers are raking in fees on tax-deductible charitable gifts j.mp/1ofxvYI
Antiaircraft gun, Verdun, 1916, from Peter Walther’s The First World War in Colour j.mp/1pyzfvF pic.twitter.com/V7Mb6LsO6E
Parlor game: Any other Scorsese titles that might work for his new NYRB doc? ("After Hours"?) bit.ly/1lFu7e7 @nybooks @aoscott
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In James Madison’s notebook from the summer of 1787, “corruption” appears 54 times. j.mp/1pTjSUK
For @ZephyrTeachout, corruption is the most pressing threat to our democracy. And those in power refuse to admit it. j.mp/1pTjSUK
This by the extraordinary @timjudah1 is essential reading. Ukraine's losses not being conveyed in Western press: nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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The real Knick: the memoirs of S. Josephine Baker, New York's crucial early-20th-century public-health visionary: newyorker.com/culture/richar…
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Russians are dying for lack of hope, says @mashagessen, in one of the best and saddest magazine pieces I've ever read nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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Mind-blowing deconstruction of Peanuts (starts on the 4th paragraph) by Umberto Eco - nybooks.com/articles/archi… via @nybooks
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Watch the trailer for The 50 Year Argument, which premieres this month on @HBODocs: youtu.be/5FmHuio4C-s
A photo by @timjudah1 of destroyed vehicles in Novokaterinivka, Ukraine. His grim report: j.mp/1xiHlmg pic.twitter.com/tYBsa0mSiE
OUCH! @nybooks "There is not a shred of doubt in Jeff Koons. And where there is no doubt there is no art." nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Joseph Lelyveld on Hillary Clinton’s memoir, and the “Yes…but” school of US foreign policy j.mp/WhJSfa
Fighting words: "[Jeff] Koons’s overblown souvenirs are... a habit-forming drug for the superrich." | NYRB ow.ly/B6xiu
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“His work is the apotheosis of Walmart.” Jed Perl’s withering review of the Jeff Koons retrospective: j.mp/1nyDtE7
"There are even studies that appear to show that Russian drinkers live longer than Russian non-drinkers." nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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“Women routing men! Some god was here with them.” From a new translation of Euripides’ Bacchae: j.mp/XPKiv1
Assaf Sharon on the strategic failure of the war in Gaza, and of Netanyahu’s philosophy of “conflict management” j.mp/1rhr2kK
The war in Gaza is not about tunnels and not against rockets—it is a war over the status quo, Assaf Sharon writes: j.mp/1rhr2kK
Turns out Assad took Obama more seriously about that red line than do his critics, who leave out the major point. j.mp/1rCVLuY
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A 15-year-old in Russia has a lower life expectancy than in Ethiopia, Gambia, or Somalia. Why are the Russians dying? j.mp/1w3JM7Q