Weekend Edition 01 | Slippery Things

"We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces." - Carl Sagan

Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy, 1947-2001 - Warwick PAIS

Rethinking the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan - National Security Archives

Approaching the Dual State of the West - Ola Tunander

The Ruling Class of US Intelligence - Tim Shorrock

HSBC: The Impunity of the Oligarchs - Antifascist

Of Wikileaks and Literacy - Jimmy Johnson

Nixon in the Jungle, 1964 - Jim Hougan

One Writer's Quest to Document China's Great Famine Before the Memory Hole Claims It - Tania Branigan

On the Personality Cult of Chairman Mao - Abandoned Footnotes - worth printing out, this was exceptional.

The Latvian Miracle: How to Destroy a Nation and Still Call it an Economy Recovery - Jeffrey Sommers & Michael Hudson

The Deep State: Erdogan's Turkey - Dexter Filkins

Related Brainfood: Operations Research 2 & The Pathology of Power

Note: IP will be taking tomorrow off in honor of Nancy Kerrigan's right knee. Normal schedule will promptly resume on January 7th, 2013.

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