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Archive for July 2012

This week’s articles of note

“Roberts switched vote to uphold health care law,” CBS News, by Jan Crawford “Where the money lives,” Vanity Fair, by Nicholas Shaxson [On Mitt Romney's personal finances] “The LIBOR scandal: the rotten heart of finance,” The Economist “Native tongues,” Lapham’s Quarterly, by Simon Winchester [On the making of an American regional English dictionary] “The violent […]

Life, liberty…what a load of selfish nonsense!

Yesterday was the 4th of July, the day Americans celebrate the country’s independence. But the writer Kurt Andersen decided to be a party pooper, and took to the New York Times op-ed pages to bemoan “the downside of liberty”.  “The document we’re celebrating today says in its second line that axiomatic human rights include ‘Life, Liberty and the […]

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