Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Six of the Best 467

"The broad contours of Browne’s argument are that we now live in “The Liberal Age” and that the Liberal Democrats are the only party with the instincts to deliver the policy needed to meet the challenges of that age. He offers the argument under five headings: freedom, opportunity, decentralisation, sustainability, and globalisation. He arrives at his conclusion via the construction of a platoon of straw men." Alex's Archives reviews Jeremy Browne's new book.

Stephen Tall meets a Glasgow taxi driver.

Tiffany Jenkins argues that our museums and art galleries are now too child-centred.

In the late 1940s the White House was in such poor shape that it had to be gutted and practically rebuilt. National Journal has some photographs of that process.

"At points over the last 10 weeks, entering the name “Mary” in some search engines has resulted in the mother of Christ coming second to Mary Berry, the female judge on The Great British Bake Off." Mark Lawson on the nation's favourite programme.

"'John Barleycorn Must Die' is a perfect album, it’s got only six songs, three per side, and you never lament its length, when it finishes you just play it again." Lefsetz Letter listens to Traffic's great LP.

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