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Worth Reading 182: Without a blink

Political Madness Gone Correct – Flying Rodent writes a post I was thinking of doing, on why the supposed threat to free speech on university campuses is anything but. “It’s worth noting that the loudest screamers about campus activism broadly use student dafties…

Worth Reading 170: The highest checkout

UK election spells the end for the biggest ‘law’ in political science – Patrick Dunleavy on the end of the two-party system (partly saved as it’ll be useful for my dissertation) Economics for politicians – Chris Dillow on seven principles of economics that…

Worth Reading 128: Standard by seven

The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal – I’m shocked – shocked! – to discover that pharmaceutical companies are blocking drug law reform. The future of Scotland – “Might SNP leader Alex Salmond bring in a swingeing castle tax?” The fears of Scotland’s…

Worth Reading 88: Like a rocket

The ‘scrounger’ myth is causing real suffering to many in society – New research reported by the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog. Let’s call it failure – If you haven’t yet seen John Lanchester’s LRB piece on austerity, here’s your chance. Happy…

Worth Reading 77: Whatever happened to Bill Grundy?

Hitchcult – Jamie at Blood and Treasure on the proposal to build a statue of Christopher Hitchens. Remember Who You Are – A report from a David Icke talk. At points, it sounds like Icke is stealing lines from Bill Hicks, though I…

Worth Reading 69: What four emperors do

So what… [fill in blank here] – Fleet Street Fox compares the media coverage of two stories involving fifteen year old girls. The Wormhole Water Wheel – I’m simultaneously amused and scared by the idea of Lawrence Miles inventing a perpetual motion machine.…

Worth Reading 58: Severe thunderstorms start here

Kurt Vonnegut to weasels in five easy steps. ‘I Was There’: On Kurt Vonnegut – A long piece in The Nation looks back over Vonnegut’s novels from Player Piano to Breakfast of Champions. 10 Pilots With Light Turbulence – The Fan Can looks…

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