– En The Guardian, un proyecto especial: “First world war: memories of the last survivors“. Vía Alberto Rojas.

– David Jiménez y Makiko Segawa: “Los mendigos que limpian Fukushima por dentro” por 80 euros al día.

-“A journalist and his typewriter“. La historia de George Martin, corresponsal de Radio Vaticano ante Naciones Unidas. Tiene 86 años. No usa ordenador, iPad o teléfono móvil. Vía Felipe Sahagún.

– Luke Harding, que está haciendo un libro sobre él. “How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower“. “He was politically conservative, a gun owner, a geek – and the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in history.”

– “An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow“. Vía Alfonso Romay, la carta de la hija de Woody Allen denuncian cómo abusó de ella cuando tenía siete años. Algo que, por otro lado, ya se denunció hace más de 20 años. Esta vez es en primera persona, leyendo el testimonio de lo que, según ella, ocurrió. Cosas terribles. Miguel Cavero recomienda añadir esto para dar perspectiva: “The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast“.

– Avishai Margalit: “In the Shadow of Sharon

– Adam Nossiter: “Central African Republic: Country with no president, no parliament, no army. No state“.

– Abigain Jones: “The Frozen Closet“. The Surprising Truth Behind the Olympic Gayest Sport”. Via Beatriz Hoya.

-“Lúmpenes y gentuza“. La carta de disculpas (es un decir) de Pablo iglesias. Impagable.

– John S. Wilkins: “Why do believers believe THOSE silly things?

– Y una estupenda para iniciados. En la LRB. “All the Sad Sages“, sobre “Memoirs of Walter Bagehot”, de Frank Prochaska. Vía Beatriz Hoya también. “The truth is that Bagehot was often wrong, and because he was a generous man, he often said so. He admitted that he had underrated Abraham Lincoln and had been wrong to support the right of the Southern states to secede and form a slave-owning republic. By contrast, he thought at first that Louis Napoleon was an ideal leader, because ‘the French just want treading down and nothing else – calm, business-like oppression, to take the dogmatic conceit out of their heads.’ By 1870, however, he was telling the readers of the Economist that ‘Caesarism has utterly failed in France”.

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