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July 2016

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a fantastic introduction to classical Chinese poetry (in a new edition) - A Little Primer of Tu Fu [my review]
British + US weapons (cluster bombs) used in Yemen on "markets, medical centres, warehouses, factories and mosques" - Economist [via Pete]
"Since the bombardment began in March 2015, Saudi Arabia has spent £2.8 billion on British arms, making it Britain's largest arms market"
the Dutch conquered Britain in 1688, successful propaganda to the contrary notwithstanding - Independent
paper coffee cups aren't recyclable - BBC
Norway is thinking of giving Finland a mountain - Guardian
the cycle signage on the A43 may be the scariest thing I've seen in the UK - SingleTrack
with no cyclepath at all, cyclists are expected to share a 70mph dual carriageway with a constant stream of big trucks
other media get it right, but Times, BBC, and New Scientist report failed trial as successful - BenGoldacre
even with massive government subsidies, nuclear power may not be viable in the UK - Guardian
contact, understanding, idolatry, jihad, halal - Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road [my review]
The Manchurian Candidate: is Donald Trump a Russian proxy? - TPM
academies: stealth privatisation of the UK's education system - Guardian
Victoria Woodhull was the first female candidate for US President - Guardian
notable books at age three-and-a-half - OxfordBlog
are lichens actually a three-way symbiosis? - Gizmodo
car manufacturing and Brexit: the complex reality - Guardian
"You can bake English bread using only English flour. But you can't make English cars from English parts. It's impossible."
a nice rant on The Narcissism of Motherhood - CatherineDeveny
the Murdoch press continues to print outright lies about renewable energy - RenewEconomy
the only Conservative MP to vote against Trident renewal is the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee - PoliticsHome
some reflections by an Australian on the European Union and Brexit - StubbornMule
using polygons to visualise and create rhythms - Conversation
bicycles for refugees in the Netherlands - BicycleDutch
an introduction to the Ossetian Epic, the Tales of the Narts - PrincetonUP [PDF]
an authoritative assessment of the risks climate change poses to the UK - theCCC
working three days a week is best for those over 40 - Telegraph
photographs of East Oxford fish-and-chip shop customers - Guardian
Australia's gas market is totally rigged - MichaelWest
"even in the US it is recognised that monopolies need to be regulated"
the background to the children's book "Goodnight Moon" - wbur
"Brown and Weisgard shared an interest in combining modernist aesthetics with progressive educational ideas."
the major problems facing science: money, incentives, replication, review, communication - Vox [via @bengoldacre]
only a Tory government could scrap Trident - Guardian
Why Britain Has No Transport Policy - Are Trams Socialist? [my review]
cutting the services that sustain the worst off - Guardian
Sheffield Council fails to do anything to reduce air pollution, exhorts individuals instead - GreatGasBeetle
the five minute guide to Brexit - Politics
social cleansing of a London estate (by a Labour council) - Guardian
the UK can always find money for road-building... - Twitter
a good chance cleaning up Peabody's Australian coal mines will end up being paid for by the government - MichaelWest
MAD sealed instructions for the UK's Trident commanders... - Guardian
the lessons from London's cycling campaigns - RottenInDenmark
Britain faces a crisis and we get... annual shareholder votes on executive pay!? - Guardian
gender is not a spectrum - Aeon
the unrelenting media assault on Corbyn - JacobinMag
the UK government is destroying the lives of disabled people - Guardian
"Racist sentiment inspired by economic anxiety and political disenfranchisement is still racist" - KejanJoshi
written about Australia, but entirely applicable to the United Kingdom
the challenges of fire management in US forests - Economist
even with optimistic assumptions, NHS finances are going to take a hammering from leaving the EU - HealthFoundation
nutrition research is hard, beware implausible results - BMJ
four men tell one another stories of youthful love - My Kind of Girl [my review]
how much does parent-child attachment explain? - NYmag
half of English primary students marked as failures - BBC
Oxford researcher tries living as a badger - NYmag
post-Brexit, support for the EU is up 15% in Denmark, 20% in Finland - Politico
ten short stories from Gaza - The Book of Gaza [my review]
how to find a church - Cyber-Coenobites
"why not try the church website? As a source of architectural history, and pictures of people who have left the area in the last nine years, nothing could be more useful."
AC Grayling's letter to UK MPs, urging opposition to an Article 50 trigger - NewCollege
time is running out on the 2014 Swiss referendum to restrict free movement from the EU... - Guardian
a novel approach to high school in the Evangelical School Berlin Centre - Guardian
using evidence to improve the UK education system?! - Guardian
how the UK National Health Service has been bankrupted - VoxPolOnline

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