Department of Weekend Reading: March 14, 2014

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  1. I just want to take a few pokes at the Baffler, I agree that Stewart and Colbert are massively overrated. But the Baffler (Steve Almond) gets a bit lost in the weeds.

    “The twin towers may have symbolized ‘ingenuity’ and ‘imagination’ to Americans such as Stewart and his brother, Larry, the chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company. But to most people in the world, the WTC embodied the global reach of U.S.-backed corporate cartels.”

    I think my skepticism stems from the worry that the Twin Towers did not represent much of anything to anyone. AQ saw a big target that could be spun a certain way… But there is a real paucity of evidence that portions of the world identified the Towers as anything (or even knew they existed) related to capitalism other than Mr. Almond. I think it’s a case of his own confirmation bias projecting onto those acts.

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