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The World Is Squared – Episode 3: The Greek Calends – If you’ve not been following Daniel Davies’ round-the-world dispatches for Crooked Timber, you should be. This is the latest one.
Why I HATE Malala Yousafzai – No, it’s not the predictable contrarian backlash, but a much more interesting set of points.
You Just Can’t Pander Enough – “the only time that we’re ever lectured about how we must all indulge the “concerns” of parts of the electorate, is when chunks of it are all het-up with cretinous right-wing dickishness.”
Labour and immigration: Whatever the truth – Line by line refutation of Simon Danczuk’s nonsense about immigration.
Conservative Party Conference: a golden age for the golden years – Brilliant piece by Peter Kellner showing just how much his generation have got for free, and how much they’ve stopped others getting the same.

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What happens to stolen bicycles? – Interesting post from the Priceonomics blog – because there’s so little risk attached to bike theft, it makes it worthwhile for criminals despite the low rewards.
Tom Harris is not a nice man – And the Pope is Catholic, but it’s good to be reminded that the Labour Party have their own Nasty Party problem to deal with, even after they finally expelled Phil Woollas.
Here’s the foreword to my new book – Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma.
Put Whitey Back On The Moon – “Capitalism isn’t just killing the planet. Capitalism is keeping us stuck on the planet.”
Predistribution – a bad idea whose time has come? – Daniel Davies writing about length about British politics is always worth reading. “The fact that predistribution is considered to be the best that we can do says something quite worrying about the state of British political institutions.”

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And today, we’re 80% Egyptian-related:

WorldNetDaily: The Rise of the Muslim Anti-Christ Explains Egypt Unrest – No, I’m not linking to WorldNutDaily, just to Richard Bartholomew’s analysis of another one of their bizarre conspiracy theories
Arseholes, considered as a strategic resource – Daniel Davies on how dictatorships keep themselves in power.
Why Egypt 2011 is not Iran 1979 – a very good explanation of all the differences by Juan Cole
da brother’s gonna work it out – The Yorkshire Ranter on Tony Blair’s support for Hosni Mubarak
A True Story of Daily Mail Lies – And finally, something that’s not about Egypt, but is the sad truth about how some of our media operate (via)

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