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Worth Reading 100: Under the command of Lucius Vorenus

And after a few years of link collection, we get to the first major milestone: Marches of Folly – Paul Krugman on how groupthink helped make the case for war in Iraq, and is doing the same for austerity. How We Learned to Set Aside Our Moral Qualms and Love the Bomb – Some frankly […]

Worth Reading 99: If you liked it, then you should have stuck a flake in it

There’s either been not enough or too many things being written on the internet recently, but here’s some of the more recent ones I’d recommend taking a look at. The Shame of Selling Yourself – Stuart Millard on the hard tasks faced by a self-promoting self-published author. Beware the New Fascism. You might not even […]

Worth Reading 47: Nothing to do with Star Trek

A Rocket To Nowhere – Setting out the case that the Space Shuttle programme has been a wasted opportunity. (via) In the depths of some men’s minds – The Gaping Silence on some of the causes of the Norwegian mass-murder. Western culture still very much there, say experts – The Daily Mash deadpans another direct […]

Worth reading 45: And how many revolutions will you start this minute?

@petehague’s piece on This Week’s Pod Delusion – Jennie Rigg on the concept of Schrodinger’s Rapist (which was a term I hadn’t heard of before her post) and what’s rational behaviour for women. My encounter with the News of the World – When you hear someone talking about how the non-phone-hacking staff of the News […]

Savage City by Sophia McDougall (2011 book #24)

This is the final book in the Romanitas trilogy – the first two of which I read last year and wrote about here – though it’s worth noting that the first two books have been reissued by a new publisher in advance of Savage City, and there has apparently been some re-editing of them for […]

Worth Reading 24: Still a better channel than ITV News

Yes, we still have links, even if we don’t have much other content: The Battle for the No Campaign and a Prime Minister in Peril – Interesting WSJ piece on the AV referendum. I’d question some of the assumptions in it, but worth reading nonetheless. Tuition Fees: Did The Coalition Get Its Sums Wrong? – […]

Romanitas and Rome Burning

These aren’t New Year resolutions – look at the date, this post is on December 30th – but I’ve decided that I need to post more here and also to get back in the habit of reading more books, as I’ve got out of the habit of reading regularly and need to rectify that. So, […]