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Pope Francis: a pontiff putting post-Gutenberg media slugabeds to shame

The astonishing Argentinian Pope Francis, who is 78 and breathing with only one lung, does not expect to live long – hence is racing to do all he can, as fast as possible, to rid the Vatican of bureaucratic arteriosclerosis, closed minds, meaningless pomp and display, factionalism and infighting. 1,139 more words

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Well Read? Or Not Well Read? #MondayBlogs

My husband and I have a lot of books.  Mine are mostly fiction; his are nonfiction (environment, politics, history).  I often think of my husband as better read than myself although he rarely reads fiction.  976 more words

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‘Selma’ vs. History by Elizabeth Drew | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

I think that it is regrettable that we are talking about LBJ when we should be talking about civil rights in response to the movie… 231 more words

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How He and His Cronies Stole Russia by Anne Applebaum | The New York Review of Books

After reviewing Karen Dawisha’s Putin’s Kleptocracy, Anne Applebaum concludes: “Since 2000, Russia has been ruled by a revanchist, revisionist elite with origins in the old KGB. 118 more words

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