The Washington Post has reviewed Christian Salmon's Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind alongside The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate our Culture. Comparing the two books, reviewer James P. Othmer describes Salmon's approach as "more analytical and intellectually satisfying."
In the wake of the WikiLeaks scandal, Tariq Ali comments on Pakistan's role in the war in Afghanistan for the Guardian:
It's hardly a secret that Pakistan never totally abandoned the Taliban after 9/11. How could they? It was Islamabad that had organised the Taliban's retreat from Kabul so that the US and its allies could take the country without a fight. The Pakistani generals advised their Afghan friends to bide their time.
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In this RSA Animate, based on First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, Slavoj Žižek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving.