Week of January 6, 2014

Roundup Top 10!





#1 New York Times Room for Debate: Turning Away From Painful Chapters

What happens when we ignore ugly truths about the past -- when families bury their dark secrets, and nations try to forget their sins?

NEW YORK TIMES


#2 Why Presidents Stopped Talking About Poverty
by Jeff Shesol

LBJ was the last president to talk about poverty in a substantive way.

THE NEW YORKER


#3 LBJ's Mistake Was Promising to "Win" the War on Poverty
by Jonathan Cohn

How to measure whether or not the "war on poverty" worked.

THE NEW REPUBLIC


#4 The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age Was Published in 1929
by Ted Gioia

How José Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses helps us understand everything from YouTube to Duck Dynasty.

THE DAILY BEAST


#5 America's Real Problem: Too Much Bipartisanship
by Julian Zelizer

Consensus views encapsulate what's really wrong in Washington.

CNN


#6 Bitcoin Is a High-Tech Dinosaur Soon to Be Extinct
by Stephen Mihm

Sorry, but Bitcoin isn’t the future.

BLOOMBERG


#7 1914 All Over Again?
by Susanne Spröer

There are parallels between 1914 and 2014, but the differences are far more important.

DEUTSCHE WELLE


#8 Changes in the Pacific
by Victor Davis Hanson

Is China copying old imperial Japan?

NATIONAL REVIEW


#9 Facing 2014 with Trepidation
by Adam Gopnik

The last time '13 turned into '14, it didn't work out too well.

THE NEW YORKER


#10 Blame Football, Not Title IX
by Jonathan Zimmerman

Colleges are cutting other sports -- and wrongly blaming the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial aid.

LOS ANGELES TIMES



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