Category Archives: Links

Worth Reading 117: The missing of Roanoke

Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism – Not just limited to America, of course. Robert Reich: “Paid-what-you’re-worth” is a toxic myth – “Fifty years ago, when General Motors was the largest employer in America, the typical GM worker got paid $35 an hour in today’s dollars. Today, America’s largest employer is Walmart, and […]

Worth Reading 116: The star to every wandering bark

The dark power of fraternities – It’s been doing the rounds because of an interesting opening, but the meat of this article on the influence of fraternities within the US higher education system is interesting. The True History of Libertarianism in America: A Phony Ideology to Promote a Corporate Agenda – “That is how libertarianism […]

Worth Reading 115: Sixtus the seventh

George Lakoff: ‘Conservatives don’t follow the polls, they want to change them … Liberals do everything wrong’ – Interesting perspective from a psychologist, which is in line with some of the comments Drew Westen made in The Political Brain. Remarks on climate change – A speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry, where he […]

Worth Reading 114: Hasta and Vopiscus

Oh look it’s a new year, so I must be trying to blog more and not leave this site fallow. Here’s some interesting things I’ve read recently: Where will we live? – A long but fascinating and informative article on Britain’s housing issues from James Meek in the London Review of Books. Seeming Female: Gender […]

Worth Reading 113: Begin the Hallel

What the Royal Parks is doing to a charity softball league should matter to us all – David Allen Green on public space. Can you solve Slate‘s gerrymandering jigsaw puzzle? – The bizarre world of US political boundaries, and what happens when they’re set by politicians. On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs – “Why did […]

Worth Reading 112: Emergency link supply

Have slipped in collecting links for a while, but here’s the latest smorgasbord from around the web. Andrew Neil – these are your climate errors on BBC Sunday Politics – Once again, Andrew Neil lies about science to bolster his own beliefs and mislead viewers. Free to schmooze – Interesting post by Alex Marsh on […]

Me, elsewhere

You can see my summer reading choices at Liberal England.

Worth Reading 111: Unlucky in England

What’s missing from the Lib Dem Million Jobs campaign – “People are not grateful to political parties. They don’t vote for them because they had some clever ideas in the past. They vote for them because they believe they have the answer to the future, and have the capacity and will to make it happen.” […]

Worth Reading 110: Giving it all we’ve got

Covering a wide range of time, mainly because I went on holiday in the middle of collecting them. We Are All Princes, Paupers and Part of the Human Family – “anyone who was alive 2,000-3,000 years ago is either the ancestor of everyone who’s now alive, or no one at all.” Mindscapes: First interview with […]

Worth Reading 109: Mouths of the wicked and deceitful

24 Hours In Any City In The World – “The perfect, meticulously-searched guide to Any City In The World for people who, for some bizarre reason, have only allocated 24 hours to explore it.” 4 Things We Should Remember When Arguing About Politics – Useful perspective from Cracked. As Millenials Shun Cars, Boston Rethinks Its […]