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February 11, 2010
A BBC/Prospect Magazine story about recent immigration to Britain wonders how it all happened, and what policymakers were thinking:
Why did immigration to Britain increase so rapidly in recent years? David Goodhart, editor of Prospect magazine, considers the question for Radio 4's Analysis programme.
A few weeks ago, we noticed that Google had rigged their little "prompting" system on the Google home page, where, as you type your search term, it offers up the most popular searches beginning with those letters. Oddly, Pat Buchanan had been relegated to Unperson status by Google, unlike Yahoo's and Bing's search engines where Buchanan was the second prompt for "Pat B" after only Pat Benatar.
In my Taki's Magazine column, I compare the Coen Brothers to Quentin Tarantino. The opening:
Inflation in the number of Best Picture Oscar nominees from five to ten means that to have any hope of keeping them all straight in your head, youâ€™ll need to group them. Fortunately, the Best Picture nods fall into five obvious pairings:
Not being terribly interested in the Israel-Palestine conflict, I haven't paid much attention to the endless Alan Dershowitz-Norman Finkelstein controversy, in which OJ's old lawyer, secure in his Harvard tenure, pillories the pro-Palestinian Finkelstein from post to post.
Since the recent massive earthquake, we are learning more about Haitian culture, such as the estimate in the following article that more than half Haiti's population is believed to practice voodoo. In 2003 the belief was given government sanction: Haiti makes voodoo official.
A MA Reader Wonders How New England Patriots' Brass Could Have Ignored Alien Guatemalans In The Cold
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