Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, March 10th, 2013 - 6 comments
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My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere (no linkwhoring).  This week: International Women’s Day, climate change and Israel.

It was International Women’s Day this week, which means there’s a few good articles looking at gender issues.  Ex-Clinton Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers piece at the BBC about the important improvements gained when women gain power is a great summary piece.  Hugo Chavez’ funeral on International Women’s Day inspires a Guardian piece on the importance of women to Chavez’ revolution (and a few others), and how Venezualan women will be hoping to consolidate the gains of the socialist Bolivar revolution.

A few other articles of interest:

– The scariest climate change graph just got scarier – the hockey sticks handle was 9000 years too short, as we’ve reversed 7000 years of cooling in the last 100 years.

Israel has hit is tipping point as Jews are outbred by Palestinians – they can have historic borders or a democratic Jewish state – not both.

– The UK Conservative welfare cuts and short-term thinking undergoes examination by the excellent Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang.  The parallels with here are obviously massive.

– Is history progress? Have atheists managed to leave our Christian theological presumptions behind?  And how does this shape the UK Conservatives new education idea (no doubt soon to be seen here…)

6 comments on “Sunday Reading”

  1. Rogue Trooper 1

    imho, Fukuyama was a “fool”
    cannot escape the influence of scripture /s ( not everybody is a critical realist “scientist”, particularly the “troglodytes”
    Apocalypse soon?

  2. joe90 2

    A closing gender gap, Ayurveda: hoax or science, Catholic faith healers, seeing at the speed of sound
    and when did they switch.

  3. fatty 3

    Thanks for the Ha-Joon Chang link bunji, I’ve been trawling through his previous articles, very interesting

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