Saturday, April 16, 2011

Listening ideas for 16 April 2011

NB: this is the 2000th post on the blog.

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SALT - Seminars About Long Term Thinking
Ian Morris
Ian Morris is an archaelogist and professor of classics and history at Stanford. His splendid book is Why the West Rules -- For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future.
(review, feed)
See also: Geography shifting big history

The Economist
New crackdowns in China
The Chinese authorities are exhibiting a new brazenness toward dissidents. Harassment abounds, and some are disappearing
(review, feed)

Climate Change
One of this century's great challenges will be mitigating the effects of our steadily warming planet. In today's episode we explore the consequences of our changing climate.
(review, feed)

New Books in Public Policy
William Bennett and Seth Leibsohn, “The Fight of Our Lives: Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam”
Where do we stand on the War on Terror? Is it still going on, and if so, are we winning or losing it? In William Bennett and Seth Leibsohn’s The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam (Thomas Nelson, 2011), the authors look at the current state of the War on Terror, how it is going, and why it remains important.
(review, feed)

TED Talks
Transplant cells, not organs - Susan Lim
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places.
(review, feed)