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Israel and America on the Wrong Side of History – Gareth Evans – Project Syndicate

Mysterious paper sculptures – Weirdness in Edinburgh libraries.

The Beauty of The Kalevala – The great Finnish epic.

Victorian Visions of the Year 2000

Hugo Nominees: Conclusion – "I’ve learned that I still love Dune despite everything, and that the alien sex really is the only bit worth remembering from The Gods Themselves."

: Another week, another crisis – "Greek default would not be Armageddon"!

Massive Biometric Project Gives Millions of Indians an ID

: Across the digital divide – On the importance of paper books for those who can't afford gadgets.

Putting Into Words the Importance of Space Exploration: Apollo XI, September 16, 1969 – "We have taken to the moon the wealth of this Nation, the vision of its political leaders, the intelligence of its scientists, the dedication of its engineers, the careful craftsmanship of its workers, and the enthusiastic support of its people. We have brought back rocks. And I think it is a fair trade."

Where will the votes fall at the next election? – My article for last Friday's Tele.