Noel Schutt

Weekend reading, January 8

Here are four articles to read this weekend:

  1. The Tyranny of Defense Inc.” from The Atlantic about the insight of two of Eisenhower’s speeches.
  2. Light Out, Huck, They Still Want to Sivilize You” from the New York Times is about the latest edited edition of Huckleberry Finn. The original is public domain (as it should be), so an edited edition is legal, but that doesn’t mean it is a good idea.
  3. It’s a little old, but you should read this interesting article ”Covert Operations in The New Yorker about the Koch brothers and their political involvement.
  4. Last weekend I watched The Hunting Party, a 2007 movie about journalists on vacation looking for a war criminal in Bosnia. Tho movie was loosely based on Scott Anderson’s story What I Did on My Summer Vacation which was published in 2000. As usual, the story is a bit different from the movie, and the story isn’t exactly a usual news piece.