Introducing: Weekly Reading Roundup

I was reading this blog: http://lauraleewalker.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/top-15-blogging-best-practices-2/ and the author gives number three of the best blogging practices: “Include links.” We read stuff as well as write stuff, and here is some of what we read. A different author will trade off providing these links every week. We present the inaugural edition of Weekly Reading Roundup.

Politics
Frank J. Fleming compares a Democratic win and a Republican win in this November’s elections to the annoyance of a zombie apocalypse and a barking dog, respectively. Take it as you will.
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/republicans-kind-of-suck-which-is-why-they-will-win-huge-in-november/

This from the Foreign Policy Magazine website: Why church and state do not mix. A lesson from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/02/the_supreme_leader_s_not_so_grand_tour

Christianity

An article from Foreign Policy Magazine on the recent attack on a Catholic church in Iraq and its possible implications for the Christian community in that country.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/02/the_end_of_christianity_in_the_middle_east

By Allen Yeh from the Torrey Honors Institute: Racial reconciliation in South Africa and lessons for racial reconciliation in the US.
http://www.scriptoriumdaily.com/2010/10/31/racial-reconciliation-south-africa-style/

Education

From Lindsay Johns at Prospect Magazine: why it is important for everyone to read “dead white men.” Link initially posted on scriptoriumdaily.com.
http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2010/09/in-defence-of-dead-white-men/

Intellectual Hide and Seek Taught in Schools: Students are taught to give the answers at the expense of learning to think well.
http://marcisegal.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/intellectual-hide-and-seek-taught-in-schools

Interesting Stuff

Book bindings from way back when they were interesting.
http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/

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