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Stuff you should read


 

1. David Eaves chipping in on the debate between Lawrence Martin and Alison Loat over our apathetic youth.

2. Over at Glavin’s place, a guest essay about detained Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari

3. Colby Cosh on Les Paul.

4. The NYT on Yale UP chickening out on printing those infamous cartoons… in a book about the cartoons.

5. Molly Ringwald on John Hughes.

Have a good weekend.


 
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Stuff you should read

  1. Don't really feel like reading the first one.

    • I don't think you're missing much. I don't really buy the proposition that all youth are naturally so radical that party politics – even via the NDP or Greens – is just "too conservative" to be interesting, and that they must therefore only feel fulfilling participation in society via membership in wacky NGOs and use of open-source software.

    • I don't think you're missing much. I don't really buy the proposition that all youth are naturally so radical that party politics – even via the NDP or Greens – is just "too conservative" to be interesting, and that they must therefore only feel fulfilling participation in society via membership in wacky NGOs and use of open-source software. I was reminded of The Rebel Sell, actually…

      • I'm not saying I agree with either Loat or Eaves. I don't actually… it's an interesting debate though.

  2. Thanks for the link to Molly Ringwald's piece on John Hughes. Still very sad.

      • Not bad at all. You get a real sense of her connection to him and the impact they had on each other.

  3. You're only promoting the Eaves piece because he endorses you in it! (Don't worry; I kid, I kid.)

  4. How about doing us all a favour and changing the title to "Stuff I recommend reading" rather than the currently imperious "Stuff you should read".

    • The title isn't "imperious". It's just a strong recommendation by Potter. In other words, you're reading too much into "Stuff you should read". ;-)

  5. "Over at Glavin's place, a guest essay about detained Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari"

    Does he link to Potter in that post? Someone read the tedious Glavin and let me know.

  6. Cosh on Paul: A worthy tribute to true innovator. I second Potter's recommendation.

  7. Thanks for the link to Molly Ringwald's piece, a sad pleasure to read.

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