Thursday, September 20, 2012

Six of the Best 278

Britain can learn lessons from the rest of Europe over the right to die, argues Lib Dem MEP on the Public Service Europe site.

"As Alex Thomson of Channel 4 News observed, this seems to be the British pattern: disaster, flawed legal inquiry, cover-up, campaign, wilderness years, proper inquiry, and finally an apology." The View from the Hills looks at the Hillsborough tragedy.

Katie Billotte on Ms. blog explains the background to the Pussy Riot trial in Moscow: "While for most Americans, Eastern Orthodox Christianity is completely off the radar ... it is actually one of the only growing Christian denominations in the United States. At the same time, the faith is experiencing a rebirth in many traditionally Orthodox countries where it previously was crippled by Soviet rule, such as in Russia. One of the results of these developments has been Orthodoxy’s first real contact with modern gender and sexual politics. This is changing and challenging its traditional attitude towards women, and not always in ways that would be expected by those unfamiliar with Orthodoxy."

Messy Nessy Chic presents the crumbling ruins oft he Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale - Paris's human zoo.

It's 1971 over at The Retronaut and David Bowie is looking good in dresses.

Preposterous Erections, the latest volume from Peter Ashley, wins our prestigious Book Title of the Week Award. Read more about it on Unmitigated England.

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