Welcome to the third issue of Hump Day Reading, where I compile a small collection of links to letters, blog posts, articles, opinions, columns, videos, and pictures for your intellectual enjoyment.
Feedback is always welcome!
- First up, as London emerges bleary-eyed from the Olympics, Matthew Norman (who is fast becoming one of my favourite writers at the moment) on why we should let Vince Cable run things for a while.
- This was my welcome introduction to Rob Salmond, who says some impeccable things about Labour, centrist voters, and welfare reform.
- An impeccable interview with Tippi Hedren, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, and how he wrecked her career.
- Salon magazine is sadly losing Glenn Greenwald to the US Guardian, but is still coming up with fantastic stuff, like why the Southern US states should secede from the 'liberal' North.
- Did you watch the Olympics' Closing Ceremony? Weird, wasn't it? This explains why.
- Also from The Independent, Robert Fisk at his best, still.
- Something a little more radical (not suitable for people prone to burying their heads in wet sand). Some brave thoughts on sexual assault and mental illness.- I've got a column coming soon on Ayn Ran, and this is a fantastic documentary on her insanity and dangerous influence in the world. (The first in the series)
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