December 22, 2004

Links of the Day

Links of the day:

  • A neat Legal Affairs article discusses a fierce debate on what econometric models tell us about the relationship between legal history and economic growth. (The article is more interesting than I make it sound...)
  • Slate looks at efforts to market The Polar Express as an evangelical movie.
  • The New York Times describes the rise of "Denglish"--a mishmash of Deutsch and English--in German advertising.
  • The Federalists, the Whigs, and the Republicans of the 1930s all failed when they became too closely associated with New England, Michael Lind argues in The American Prospect. Are today's Democrats falling into the same trap?
  • In The Boston Review, Benjamin Paloff discusses the legacy of the writer Bruno Schulz and Poland's Jewish past.
  • Why are there so many books about the state of the English language these days? Richard Jenkyns asks this question in Prospect.
  • According to The Guardian, the Iraqi National Library has begun to rise from the ashes.

Some more links for Thursday:

  • Daniel Mendelsohn reviews Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great movie in The New York Review of Books.
  • In The American Prospect, David Greenberg reviews several new books on liberalism.
  • Masha Gessen asks why Russians are afraid of an economic collapse in The New Republic.
  • Was Lucrezia Borgia as bad as you've heard?
  • In The Moscow Times, Lewis Siegelbaum reviews a new book on Stalin.

Posted by Ed at December 22, 2004 08:15 PM

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