Categories links link roundup 28 dec 05 Post author By tom Post date December 28, 2005 No Comments on link roundup 28 dec 05 Great news everyone! Christopher Hitchens says we can debate the Iraq war! Kurt Vonnegut’s new book (check out David Kleist’s review) ‘Life was genuinely exciting for Neil until it was brought to his attention that the intense emotions of his early years were no work of private magic but the trite and cliched experiences of millions of cosmetically-different others spread across axes of both time and place and in addition simply the product of hormonal imbalances’ (upsideclown.com) mix and match your own justifications for the restriction of civil liberties (Crooked Timber) ‘When you drive, society becomes an obstacle. …The more you drive, the more bloody-minded and individualistic you become’ George Monbiot thinks there is an inherant connection between driving and the right-wing Pinters Nobel Prize acceptance speech Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes, by Stephen King ‘Running the Risk’ – Will Jennings shows how risk has become an integral element of the Olympic experience ‘Persuasive guessing has been at the core of leadership for so long–for all of human experience so far–that it is wholly unsurprising that most of the leaders of this planet, in spite of all the information that is suddenly ours, want the guessing to go on, because now it is their turn to guess and be listened to.’ (Vonnegut on In These Times) Zoe Williams on Oxbridge: ‘the sine qua non of these universities’ alumni is that they are pushy bleeders with a groundless sense of entitlement’ ‘The Media Lounge are a group of audio-visual creatives blessed with prodigious editing skills and painfully short attention spans.’ ‘We know that the most dangerous human trait is an absence of self-doubt’ George Monbiot in a column on a study which found higher (christian) religiousity was associated with higher societal dysfunction. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Life is open → Quote #123 (Why we love books) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.