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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


30 April 2010 14:16

  • More anti-PowerPoint commentary here, and it seems to me just as misguided as the NY Times piece that sparked my post. Just to clarify, I didn't mean to argue that PowerPoint is a really great tool; just that it is way better than having no such tool.
  • Photos from China of a previously secret nuclear power plant, housed in the world's biggest man-made cave.
  • A tale of economics and ideology: comparing the modern 'people's car', India's Nano, with the original Volkswagen, inspired by Hitler.
  • Further to our drone warfare discussion, here's Danger Room on the legal aspects.
  • The Asia Foundation on public security in post-civil war Sri Lanka.
  • Thomas Crampton looks at the demographics of China's rich, and how their tastes in luxury are developing.
  • Walter Russell Mead on the Greek (and potentially Europe-wide) debt crisis:

A peaceful, prosperous and geopolitically boring continent that exports tedious platitudes about global governance is a far better place than any other Europe we have seen in modern times and American national interests are in no way enhanced by economic and political instability in the Mediterranean — to say nothing of Ukraine and Turkey.