We’re back with Weekend Reading, a Friday feature for Business Insider readers who find themselves looking for a wider view of what is happening in the news. We offer for your consideration a “book of the week” and a number of presentations, articles and essays that we found especially interesting or informative.
Book of the Week: Baseball season has begun. The best baseball book we ever read was “Joe DiMaggio; A Hero’s Life,” by Richard Ben Cramer. Mr. Cramer is also the author of the best book ever written about American politics in the post-World War II era: “What It Takes.”
Essays and Commentary:
1. Ron Brownstein’s analysis of the 2010 US Census data and what it means to American politics going forward is a must-read.
2. The National Journal has a few charts and maps that make graphic what Mr. Brownstein is talking about.
3. A good overview of US strategy in Libya by a prominent think tank. A bit turgid but well-informed.
4. Walter Mead on why our latest Wilsonian War will likely end badly.
5. The debate over arming the rebels in Libya is superbly reported here.
6.. Wither Europe after the crisis? A smart and wide-ranging overview.
7. Wolfgang Munchau explains why the “grand bargain” to save the EU will not work.
8. Washington blew its chance to reform Wall Street. Wall Street couldn’t be happier.
Enjoy your weekend.
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