What We’re Reading
Kate Palmer Worldchanging: A User’s Guide For the 21st Century. If you like the blog, you’ll love this book. Mark I. Levenstein Lebanon’s Shiites Grapple With the New Feeling of Power by Anthony Shadid in the Washington Post. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006. An interesting, if not exhaustive, modern history of Shiites in Lebanon. The New ...
Worldchanging: A User’s Guide For the 21st Century. If you like the blog, you’ll love this book.
Mark I. Levenstein
- Lebanon’s Shiites Grapple With the New Feeling of Power by Anthony Shadid in the Washington Post. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006. An interesting, if not exhaustive, modern history of Shiites in Lebanon.
- The New Hegemon by Vali Nasr in The New Republic, Dec, 18, 2006. A review of three recent books about Iran.
Tibet, Now by Joshua Kurlantzick in Sunday’s New York Times. Better make that life-altering trip to Lhasa before hordes of tourists ruin it.
The 6th Annual Year in Ideas by the New York Times Magazine. It’s always amusing to read about the researcher who alleges that being hungry makes you smarter, the reverse graffiti artist who “clean tags” city streets, and the guy who came up with the equation for the perfect female ass. This year, the round-up also flagged a few items you could have read about on Passport months ago, including why wearing a bike helmet puts you at more risk and why the number of parking tickets that diplomats in NYC accumulate correlates to corruption levels in their home country.
Christine Y. Chen
- Emma’s War by Deborah Scroggins. A book about 1990’s Sudan that tells the story of Westerners in Africa by profiling a 27-year-old British aid worker in Sudan who ends up marrying a rebel leader and “goes native,” so to speak.
- Newsweek – The Perils of the Pentagon’s New Iraq Strategy.
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