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Mike Boyer How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read. Pierre Bayard has the courage to admit what the rest of us are afraid to: That there’s little time in modern life to read all the great books out there. So why not pretend you have? Think of it as a survival manual for Washington ...

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Mike Boyer

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read. Pierre Bayard has the courage to admit what the rest of us are afraid to: That there's little time in modern life to read all the great books out there. So why not pretend you have? Think of it as a survival manual for Washington cocktail parties.

Blake Hounshell

Mike Boyer

  • How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read. Pierre Bayard has the courage to admit what the rest of us are afraid to: That there’s little time in modern life to read all the great books out there. So why not pretend you have? Think of it as a survival manual for Washington cocktail parties.

Blake Hounshell

Prerna Mankad

  • The General Speaks” at Informed Comment: Global Affairs. Manan Ahmed translates the full text of Pervez Musharraf’s state of emergency speech. The quick summary: Musharraf plays the terrorism/extremism card, makes quite a few jibes at the Supreme Court, and appeals to the West for understanding—and time.

Carolyn O’Hara

Kate Palmer

  • Who Needs the World Bank?” By Jonathan Gregson, Global Finance, October 2007. A good primer on the bank’s diminished role in the global economy.

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