Friday, July 26, 2013

My latest: The Obama Doctrine (that doesn't exist, and why); Ideas for a Better (or more interesting) World; and The Secret Life (on the surface) of a Banned Cheese

The Daily Beast: In Search of the Obama Doctrine, 26 July 2013
During desperately dangerous times, solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the last best chance for the U.S. to influence events in the region. By Christopher Dickey.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/26/in-search-of-the-obama-doctrine.html


BETTER WORLD ITEMS:

Newsweek: Little Brother is Watching You, 24 July 2013
A new educational program has Orwellian overtones.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/24/providence-talks-aims-to-boost-vocabulary-through-surveillance.html


Newsweek: Scent from My iPhone, 24 July 2013
New technology could send smells from one smartphone to another
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/24/ever-wanted-to-use-your-phone-to-send-a-smell.html


Newsweek: Brave New World, 24 July 2013
Will an even more populous planet lead to greater suffering?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/24/crowded-planet-un-says-9-3-billion-will-live-on-earth-by-2050.html


Newsweek: A Note of Caution, 24 July 2013
Was classical music a kind of cultural imperialism?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/24/the-surprising-roots-of-cultural-imperialism-in-the-middle-east.html


Newsweek: Street Cleaners, 24 July 2013
Could special paving stones reduce smog?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/24/high-tech-paving-stones-could-help-clean-the-air.html


The Daily Beast: Freedom Cheese, 20 July 2013
Fancy some mite-covered fromage from France? The U.S. government has banned it, and libertarians are angry. Alice Guilhamon and Christopher Dickey report from Paris.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/20/u-s-wants-freedom-from-filthy-french-cheese.html

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