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why libel tourists love London
At their best, journalists expose the crimes of the powerful and there were plenty of powerful people worthy of examination in the Britain of the early 2000s. London was awash with money as it…
Author: Nick Cohen
Published: Jan. 15, 2012
Length: 20 minutes (5134 words)
"Everyone Only Wants Temps"
My stint doing "on demand" grunt work for one of America's hottest growth industries. By Gabriel Thompson on Mon. July 16, 2012 3:00 AM PDT A Labor Ready outlet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July…
Length: 17 minutes (4347 words)
Saddam Hussein’s Speeches on Democracy (1977-1978)
“The question of democracy is an extremely complicated one. It needs your great concern.” “We aspire to make the child a source of enlightenment within the family, which includes his parents and his…
Author: Maria Popova
Published: Oct. 2, 2012
Length: 11 minutes (2831 words)
Philip Hensher: Why handwriting matters
A postcard written by Hitler in January 1915. His writing style indicates his megalomaniacal psychopathy, say graphologists. Photograph: The Granger Collection / TopFoto About six months ago, I…
Published: Oct. 7, 2012
Length: 15 minutes (3764 words)
Apple, Samsung, Google and the smartphone patent wars - everything you need to know
Google chairman Eric Schmidt: said he "doesn't understand all the details" of the smartphone patent fights. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images Following Eric Schmidt's remark to Kara Swisher…
Published: Oct. 22, 2012
Length: 33 minutes (8407 words)
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