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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. I’ve been a busy bee over at Politics Daily this week so...

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I’ve been a busy bee over at Politics Daily this week so I’m going to lead off with some of my recent news pieces. Here’s a story about whether or not exposing youth to free speech necessarily radicalizes them, drawing on recent events in the U.K.

2. I’ve also been covering Julian Assange’s extradition trial which – so far at least – does not look like it’s going his way. The curious Mr. Assange may be extradited to Sweden before too long.

3. Truth is stranger than fiction. Here’s a post on Gadhafi’s son’s dissertation at the London School of Economics which was all about – wait for it – the moral virtues of democratic decision-making. Irony knows no bounds…

4. I thought that this post by Aaron Traister in Salon about why men must speak out more about abortion was excellent.

5. In lighter fare, here’s a really fun website a friend sent me called the Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator. Scroll down to the bottom and click to generate new MalcolmGladwell-esque book titles.

6. Finally, also fun is this podcast called How To Do Everything by some former public radio colleagues. I especially loved the first segment of the latest episode where they talk about what happens if the Queen of England catches on fire.

Have a great weekend.

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  1. ML February 26, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Hello Delia,

    I just wanted to thank you for your Friday Recommended Reading blog posts. You find such interesting articles, from the serious to the funny!

    I never have the time to just go on the web and find stuff, and so I really appreciate you doing so! I feel that you are helping me to broaden my mind (and to appear so literate: “Oh! I just read a link from Delia’s blog that said…”).

    Cheers!

    • Delia Lloyd February 27, 2011 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks so much ML! Really glad that you enjoy them. I’m so gratified that so many people love my Friday pix!

  2. daryl boylan February 27, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    As to Cameron vs. the universities: surely we should all have understood long since that the only thing than permitting offensive & divisive speech is not permitting it.

  3. daryl boylan February 27, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    As to Mr. Assange: were he not Mr. Wikileaks, would there be any question about returning him to Sweden for questioning?

  4. daryl boylan February 27, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    As to Saif (sp.?) Quaddafi (sp.), there is certainly a family politics drama here & I’m sure playwrights have already rolled up their sleeves. Willy Shakespeare, where are you now?

  5. Hilary February 28, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Hi Delia .. love the new ‘quiet’ Han purple tinged website .. looks good ..

    I enjoy the reads .. and it’s good to know someone is pointing us in the right direction occasionally .. thanks

    Have a good week .. Hilary

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