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Thursday Links

  1. The elephant who could be a person.
  2. The teacher who invented The Oregon Trail.
  3. Taylor Swift’s quest for justice.
  4. The enduring cruelty of America’s sanctions regime.
  5. Iman’s perfumed tribute to David Bowie.
  6. What COP26 did and did not accomplish.
  7. What does current inflation tell us about the future?
  8. The changing face of social breakdown.
  9. Former CIA analyst on crypto regulation.
  10. Afghanistan is on the brink of humanitarian disaster – and the West is culpable.
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Tuesday Links

  1. The bad guys are winning.
  2. Can Russia’s press ever be free?
  3. Republicans are helping to crack down on global tax dodgers.
  4. End the Generation Wars.
  5. Last Letter to a Reader reviewed.
  6. Biden, Xi seek cooperation in longer-than-expected summit.
  7. Which countries are the biggest carbon emitters in history?
  8. China’s search for allies.
  9. Tracking news manipulation by malicious state actors.
  10. The genius of John von Neumann.
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Monday Links

  1. The desperate scramble to stop an insider election threat.
  2. Fossil fuel companies owe reparations to the countries they are destroying.
  3. How Britney Spears got free, and what comes next.
  4. Taylor Swift knows the Internet all too well.
  5. Watching Mikhail Gorbachev resign in Moscow.
  6. How do South Koreans feel about Squid Game?
  7. Have the founders of the University of Austin been in a classroom lately?
  8. Why Pfizer won’t share its $36 billion secret vaccine formula.
  9. I multiplied myself.
  10. The failure of democracy promotion in Venezuela.
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Saturday Links

  1. Why the Nazis in Charlottesville are treating their trial like a joke.
  2. Expert Report by University of Pittsburgh and Chapman University sociologists Kathleen Blee and Peter Simi for Sines v. Kessler.
  3. Loving your job is a capitalist trap.
  4. The January 6th investigation gets closer to Donald Trump.
  5. Why are Democrats so afraid to brag about the economy?
  6. The long shadow of the Great War.
  7. Why we need a Massive Attack on climate misinformation.
  8. Taiwan is safe until 2027, but with at least one big caveat.
  9. Digital infrastructure is more than just broadband.
  10. A rundown of Glasgow’s pledges.
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Thursday Links

  1. The dueling ideas that will define the 21st century.
  2. Succession‘s repitition compulsion.
  3. What it’s like to fight a megafire.
  4. Agnes Callard and Robin Hanson podcast.
  5. Can the world quit coal?
  6. Anti-union consultants are baffled by labour’s comeback.
  7. What is the new University of Austin for?
  8. Forbidding planet.
  9. Playing together.
  10. TikTok algorithm wasn’t prepared for the Astroworld tragedy.
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Tuesday Links

  1. The infrastructure bill: who won and who lost.
  2. What collective narcissism does to society.
  3. Inside the Democrats’ battle to build back better.
  4. Alabama miners are still on strike after 8 months.
  5. Belarus weaponises migrants as dispute with EU escalates.
  6. The cruelty of EU austerity.
  7. The working class is on strike.
  8. Garry Kasparov’s gambit.
  9. A realistic approach for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
  10. Public finance and racism.
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Monday Links

  1. Running out of time at the United Nations climate conference.
  2. America’s most destructive habit.
  3. Climate grief hurts because it’s supposed to.
  4. Revenge of the suburban moms.
  5. The real danger of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
  6. Killing the competition.
  7. What I hold sacred.
  8. How multilevel marketing companies cheat and exploit people.
  9. The harsh truth of academic timelines.
  10. Britannia chained.

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Wednesday Links

  1. Will supply-chain issues ruin Britain’s Christmas?
  2. The powerful new alliance that controls the Supreme Court.
  3. The United States is not a climate leader.
  4. Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race.
  5. Obama’s failures birthed Trumpism.
  6. Biden’s apology to the world.
  7. The meaning of Vladimir Putin’s attack on liberalism.
  8. The conundrums of cyber retaliatory norms.
  9. Healing America’s moral wounds after Afghanistan’s collapse.
  10. The history of the United States as the history of capitalism.
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Tuesday Links

  1. Stanley Tucci is savouring it all.
  2. What Joe Biden’s global legacy might be.
  3. Evergrande and the Chinese economy.
  4. Trump’s shady SPAC deal.
  5. Money stuff.
  6. The haunting of Louise Erdrich.
  7. Why we need a great forest national park.
  8. Will communes save the world?
  9. Supply chain crisis risks taking the global economy down with it.
  10. How Antonio Gramsci’s ideas went global.

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Monday Links

  1. Nobody can see into Facebook.
  2. Energy, and how to get it.
  3. Were the earliest societies anarchists?
  4. Tori Amos on Cornwall and the sea.
  5. Adam Tooze on the wild ride to come.
  6. The geopolitics of energy.
  7. How long can Mark Zuckerberg be King?
  8. Climate finance meets low-carbon agtech.
  9. Does the United States need a national cybersecurity strategy?
  10. Madness for decivilisation.