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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Jean-Paul Laurens, 'The Byzantine Emperor Honorius,' 1880. Via Wikimedia.

Jean-Paul Laurens, ‘The Byzantine Emperor Honorius,’ 1880. Via Wikimedia.

What I read this week:

Autumn of the Patriarch: Why the ghost of Hugo Chávez still haunts Venezuela.

Do the military operations of the past year in Mali and CAR herald France’s re-emergence as a major global power, and is America ready for a more muscular partner in Paris?

Why Iranian President Rouhani’s nuclear diplomacy is inhibiting social reforms (via Blogs of War | Iran).

Tom Nichols hosts a USAF ICBM officer’s chilling remembrance of the fear, anger, and helplessness of September 11, 2001.

Both Politico and Sally Jenkins have pessimistic takes on the Sochi Winter Olympics.

From today, more linkage at PVGlance.

Piano Magic – The Fun of the Century.

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