Saturday, August 23

Worth reading

  • Anthony Lane on the Olympics (New Yorker). Brook Larmer on "mercenary athletes" (Time). Barry Newman on the tiny countries (WSJ)
  • Mark Hemmingway on the failed mercenary coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea (Weekly Standard).
  • Michael Tomasky on Obama's active-duty military advantage (Guardian). John Nichols on why Russ Feingold wasn't on the VP shortlist (Nation)
  • Gary Bass on humanitarian intervention (NYT)
  • Bradford Plumer on the rising cost of air travel (New Republic).
  • Sam Roberts on racial demographic classifications (NYT)

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