Weekend Edition: 10-15

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Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Humor speaks truth: Wrong People Arrested on Wall Street (“NYPD spokesman Frank Hannefy explained the controversial decision to arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters while leaving the people who had brought the nation’s economy to the brink of Armageddon unmolested.”) (via)
  • How the National Book Awards made themselves irrelevant (“In a culture dominated by film and television, all literary novels are so obscure as to be virtually invisible[.]”)
  • The Meaning of Hockey (“Two features distinguish hockey from all other sports: its peculiar relationship to violence, and its pace, which is just beyond the organic capacities of human biology.”) (via)

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We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.

Louis Brandeis, quoted in
Mr. Justice Brandeis, Great American

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