Musings of an antipodean contrarian

The week’s top reads

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is a rare breed—a bona fide ideologue with a fixed and coherent world view.

KGB agent Boris Karpichkov on his career, why Russian spies are again targeting Britain, and why he’ll never stop looking over his shoulder.

Could our obsession with gourmet food represent a growing appreciation for the aesthetic dimension to life, asks Simon Smart.

“If you fancy yourself a member of the reality-based community, here is where you might start feeling twitchy.” Jennifer McDonald reviews The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.

As one whose computer gaming is self-limited to Tetris and artwiculate (I know, it’s not real gaming), I found this interesting: Can computer games save us?

That’s all for this week.  What are you reading online?

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