Brexit's Gifts to Putin | Foreign Affairs
Brexit's Gifts to Putin | Foreign Affairs —
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How To Manufacture A War
RT : More revealed on how Moscow tried to manufacture war and secession in Ukraine. But largely failed.
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9 hours ago
Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes as Limo Waited - NBC News
RT : This is Donald Trump’s doctor. And for some reason, he looks exactly how I imagined him. ()
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17 hours ago
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RT : This is Donald Trump’s doctor. And for some reason, he looks exactly how I imagined him. ()
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17 hours ago
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RT : Gramophone has become an official curator on
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RT : Thumbs up to Clinton for calling Farage what he is. Thumbs down to our politicians who failed to do the same.
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RT : To say the obvious: because dog-whistling to white nationalism is central to modern conservatism
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RT : Nor were there any in this. It's reassuring when the very worst people are all on one side.
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RT : Went on Newsnight to talk about this. It's undoubtedly a meeting of minds & there are no redeeming features in it.
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Read The Full Text Of Hillary Clinton's Speech On The Alt-Right
Read The Full Text Of Hillary Clinton's Speech On The Alt-Right —
2016  Hillary_Clinton  Trump  speech  Breitbart 
yesterday
Social History Society Keith Wrightson
"Looking back beyond the modern era in our study of history, to the early modern era or “the deep past”, is important, he tells his students, “because it creates meaning. It helps us to understand ourselves in time, in a deeper way. By exposing twenty-first century attitudes and values and experiences to a much deeper comparative context. Looking at the distant past can alert us to the sheer otherness of the past, to the reality of deep and fundamental change in the course of four or five centuries, and to the provisional and contingent and temporary nature of so much that we take for granted today, as well as the family resemblances which can still be found. That’s an exercise which can be enormously provocative and stimulating, a challenge that helps us understand better our own place in time.”"
history  social_history  meaning 
2 days ago
Ukip contest turns into vicious proxy fight — FT
"in only 20 seats last year did Ukip finish second within 10,000 votes of the winner. In opinion polls, the party’s support has fallen by one-third since June — to about 11 per cent."
FT  UKIP  Brexit  UK  2016 
2 days ago
Girls of the Golden West - Earbox - John Adams
Girls of the Golden West, opera in two acts (premieres November 2017, San Francisco Opera) - Earbox - John Adams —
John_Adams  opera  2016 
2 days ago
mainly macro: Brexit, economists and journalists
"The lesson of all this is that the reporting of economics in a good deal of the UK press is hopelessly biased by politics. Of course academic economists are not immune from this failing (and it is a failing), but most try not to succumb. Any group that is so consistently misrepresented in the press, and whose advice is so consistently ignored, would organise some form of resistance and defence. Just how much harm has to be done to the UK economy before academic economists do the same?"
Simon_Wren-Lewis  2016  Brexit  economics  economy  economists  journalism 
2 days ago
Brexit, migration and the labour market | National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Brexit, migration and the labour market | National Institute of Economic and Social Research —
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RT : Farage speaking at a Trump rally yesterday. Alarming how the Brexit rhetoric merges seamlessly with Trump's
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2 days ago
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Facing ticking-bomb scenario, Dachau survivor & Resistance hero Paul Teitgen refused to authorize torture in Algiers
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2 days ago
IWM Contemporary: Mahwish Chishty | Imperial War Museums
IWM Contemporary: Mahwish Chishty | Imperial War Museums —
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3 days ago
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RT : "Lunatic" can be used hurtfully like most words, but it's not "a slur". You know this. I *know* you know this.
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3 days ago
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RT : This. In my opinion, one of the key arguments in the rather awful debate on burkini.
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3 days ago
The Economist explains: Why the French keep trying to ban Islamic body wear | The Economist
RT : First serious attempt I've read by a foreign writer/reporter to actually understand France's burkini battle:
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3 days ago
‘Value for money’ can’t be the only measure of university | Julian Coman | Opinion | The Guardian
"“The characteristic gift of the university,” writes Oakeshott, “is the gift of an interval. Here is an opportunity to put aside the hot allegiances of youth without the necessity of at once acquiring new loyalties to take their place. Here is a break in the tyrannical course of irreparable events; a period in which to look around upon the world and upon oneself without the sense of an enemy at one’s back or the insistent pressure to make up one’s mind; a moment in which to taste the mystery without the necessity of seeking a solution. And all this, not in an intellectual vacuum, but surrounded by all the inherited learning and literature and experience of our civilisation…” … A university education is not a fridge, where the benefits are knowable in advance of purchase. Nor should it be treated like an investment in a hedge fund or shares, the advisability of which depends on an estimated financial return. It is, or should be, a transforming phase of life that equips you, as Oakeshott puts it, “to look for some meaning in the things that have greatly moved mankind”."
Michael_Oakeshott  university  2016  Guardian 
3 days ago
Twitter
RT : Note that she isn't even wearing a - the one piece full body swimsuit. She's just ...wearing clothes.
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3 days ago
Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise | Freedom of the Press Foundation
Trevor Tim: Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise | Freedom of the Press Foundation —
Trevor_Timm  Gawker  2016  Gawker_Media  Peter_Thiel  press_freedom 
3 days ago
How Things Work
Gawker subscribed to "the internet’s most radical ideology, that information wants to be free, and that the truth shall set us free. … One of Gawker’s most cherished tags was “How Things Work,” a rubric that applied to posts revealing the sausage-making, the secret ways that power manifests itself … the distance between the stories we tell ourselves about the world and the way it actually works. … Gawker’s demise turns out to be the ultimate Gawker story. It shows how things work."
Nick_Denton  Gawker  Peter_Thiel  2016 
3 days ago
Twitter
RT : TBF, during the campaign, this probably did count as a very long day for Jeremy Corbyn.
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3 days ago
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RT : Nicolas Sarkozy plans to starve children in defence of laïcité...
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4 days ago
Tory dream of a short, sharp Brexit – POLITICO
Tory dream of a short, sharp Brexit – POLITICO —
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4 days ago
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RT : Taking children home in a police van "to embarrass them into never offending again" is not restorative justice
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4 days ago
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RT : Berlin's new David Bowie memorial plaque on Hauptstrasse 155, unveiled this morning
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5 days ago
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RT : Iain Duncan Smith is not one of Britain's greatest thinkers.
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5 days ago
BBC Radio 4 - The Matter of the North
R4: The Matter of the North. Melvyn Bragg explores pivotal role of England's north in the shaping of modern Britain
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RT : Corbyn is clueless about why Attlee govt was instrumental in forming Nato. Me in .
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RT : Theresa May undoing more George Osborne policies and abandoning regional mayors.
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