Friday’s Reading List
By Taylor Marvin
What I read this week:
The road to hell is paved with viral videos: “Kony 2012 exemplifies is not new thinking but a new delivery system for the humanitarian wing of the old imperial enterprise, in all its stunning condescension toward the Global South, its sense of entitlement, and not just its contempt for both historical and moral complexity and ambiguity, but its actual reveling in that ignorance.”
Why is President Obama keeping a journalist in prison in Yemen? Glenn Greenwald is furious. Kevin Drum dissents. Adam Serwer wonders if we’re asking the right questions.
Ever wonder what all the buttons in a 737 cockpit do? Now you know.
Peter Beinart’s new Zion Square blog is worth adding to your reading list.
I really enjoyed John Carter. Vulture on how the film was doomed by atrocious marketing and big egos.