Sunday, December 02, 2012

Six of the Best 301

"Welcome to Pyongyang" - Simon Titley, writing on Liberator's blog, mourns the overwhelming advantage enjoyed by incumbents in internal Liberal Democrat elections.

"Scientific research drives economic growth, innovation and improved wellbeing, yet science is underfunded and undervalued in the UK. Commitment to long-term investment in scientific research is crucial to keep our future economy strong and competitive." In the New Statesman Julian Huppert, Lib Dem MP for Cambridge, emphasises the importance of science to our economy  - and name checks Market Harborough's Nobel laureate William Bragg in the process.

David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow, in the New York Review of Books, look at the problem of rape in American prisons.

Artemis Cooper, in History Today, reflects on Patrick Leigh Fermor’s flexible approach to historical fact.

"Edith Nesbit does something much more special – something that only a tiny handful of truly great writers can do. She takes our world – the ordinary one of trains and coal and cooking and brothers and sisters and arguments and games – and she shows us that it too is fabulous." Frank Cottrell Boyce, writing on the Guardian Books Blog, looks at the magic of The Railway Children.

Sptialfields Life presents some photographs of Bow Cemetery in the snow.

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