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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


15 January 2010 09:38

  • Walter Russell Mead's series on the ten trends that will shape the coming decade continues here, with the latest post on what he calls 'small "d" democratisation'.
  • The Wall St Journal's editorial on Google is very sensible.
  • Vietnam well on its way to achieving middle-income status.
  • The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists yesterday turned its famous doomsday clock one minute away from midnight. Phew.
  • Five reasons why 'failed state' is a failed concept.
  • The top ten places in the world you cannot go.
  • Arms Control Wonk asks readers for notable quotes about Ronald Reagan. Here's my submission, from Edmund Morris' biography, 'Dutch':

Trudeau made no attempt to conceal his contempt for Reagan. But Mitterand, fascinated, studied the President quietly and decided that he liked him, with reservations. ‘This a man without ideas and without culture…A sort of liberal, for sure, but beneath the surface you find someone who isn’t stupid, who has great good sense and profoundly good intentions. What he does not perceive with his intelligence, he feels by nature.'