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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Sesshū Tōyō, Fall and Winter Landscape.

Sesshū Tōyō, "Fall and Winter Landscape".

The best links of the week:

Benford’s Law and the Decreasing Reliability of Accounting Data for US Firms (via Kevin Drum).

Medicine, the final frontier?

The myth of American exceptionalism.

An open letter to the 53% guy. One of the best full-throated defenses of liberalism I’ve seen in a long time.

The declining hotness of flight attendants.

Kate Bolick’s feature on for this month’s issue of The Atlantic on female attainment and relationship norms is comprehensive and impressive.

Andrew Exum has an impressive interview with combat photojournalist Bryan Denton.

Daniel Drezner and Anne-Marie Slaughter debate the primacy state power vs. social movements.

Raphael Saadiq feat. D’Angelo – Be Here (Live).

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kelvin #

    Amazing pics.

    October 14, 2011
  2. Chris C. #

    The Bolin piece is fairly disappointing. She examines some interesting threads, but ultimately ignores what the evidence says to justify her own decisions. The best thing to come out of that article is more attention for Susan Walsh’s website, which is one of the best forums on the web for frank and productive discussion of the dating market. Perhaps it was unintentional, but pairing that piece with the flight attendant one is an interesting comment on the world we live in today.

    I keep wondering why people keep reading Steve Walt. He’s said the exact same thing over and over again for years. At least Drezner and Slaughter are dynamic.

    October 18, 2011
    • admin #

      I found the Bolin piece to be an interesting overview of the topic – she doesn’t delve to deeply into the evidence she presents, but her article has sparked a lot of interesting reactions across the internet.

      I’m usually impressed by Drezner and Slaughter. Drezner does a good job balancing what’s often a pretty humorous blog with serious academic work, and watching them bounce opinions off each other is entertaining.

      October 18, 2011

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