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The Full Thatcher

Was she aware of her sex appeal? What did she make of Reagan? Matthew Walther talks to the author of the new authorized biography.

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Top Communist Party unit to tighten rules on rapid promotions

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The Communist Party’s powerful Central Organisation Department, its top personnel management organ, has pledged to apply a tougher yardstick to the exceptionally rapid promotion of cadres following a spate of nepotism controversies. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Books of The Times: ‘Inferno,’ by Dan Brown

The author Dan Brown plays games with time, gender, identity, famous tourist attractions and futuristic medicine in “Inferno.”

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Note to Readers

This weekend we posted an item here on Gov. Rick Perry and the University of Texas. The author has accepted a position as a law clerk, and on reflection decided that the expression of such political opinions was inconsistent with his work commitments. The article has been removed.

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David’s Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk

To read WEB DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk in near proximity to Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery is a disorienting experience. Up From Slavery is a book written in a direct style, using a simple vocabulary and homely humor. Yet on every page, an alert reader is conscious of the author's artifice: of the careful self-presentation, of the tight control of every word, of the "oh the story I could tell" omissions, of the steely self-disciplined smile. If Booker T.

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Tokyo governor says sorry for saying Islamic nations are belligerent

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The governor of Tokyo apologised to Muslims yesterday after saying Islamic countries have nothing in common but Allah and “fighting with each other”. Naoki Inose, whose city is bidding for the 2020 Olympic Games, was forced into the climbdown after telling The New York Times that the Islamic nations are belligerent and overly hierarchical. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Michael Chwe, Author, Sees Jane Austen as Game Theorist

Jane Austen was a seminal thinker in the as-yet-unnamed science of game theory, the author Michael Chwe maintains in his new book.

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Bomb-making lessons are freely available online

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The simple pressure-cooker bomb apparently used to maim and kill people at the Boston Marathon on Monday is cheap and easy to build. An article in al-Qaeda’s online magazine, Inspire, explained how to “make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom” in 2010. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder takes over near-bankrupt Detroit’s finances

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced a state takeover of Detroit’s finances and appointed as manager a corporate bankruptcy expert who called turning around the destitute city the “Olympics of restructuring.” <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Rebecca Skloot: How I Write

The author of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ on her meticulous researching and interviewing process.

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Activist’s plan to legalise gay marriage submitted to NPC

<!– google_ad_section_start –> “A National People’s Congress member has brought the proposal to the parliament meeting, but only as a ‘suggestion’,” Li Yinhe said. On multiple occassions since 2003, she has entrusted NPC members to submit her proposal on gay marriage on her behalf. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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How Bad’s Big Pharma?

Join us for a live chat on Tuesday, March 5, at 11 a.m. EST, with Ben Goldacre, the author of ‘Bad Pharma,’ a new exposé of the pharmaceutical industry.

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China Nobel winner Mo Yan defies critics

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China’s government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling Communist party. The writer scooped the Nobel in October for what judges called his “hallucinatory realism” and has won praise from literary critics, but is also fiercely attacked by Chinese dissidents who brand him a Communist stooge. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Abe eyes critic for Bank of Japan governor post

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The official, Haruhiko Kuroda, a veteran of global financial circles and current head of the Asian Development Bank, will be nominated as the bank’s governor to take over next month, according to a ruling party lawmaker. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Myanmar festival celebrates new literary freedom

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Dozens of renowned international and local writers gathered on Friday at Myanmar’s first international literary festival to celebrate the country’s new-found freedom of expression. Authors hailed the festival – supported by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – as a breakthrough for creativity after years lost to stifling censorship rules under the generals who ruled the country for decades. “There was no freedom at all before,” said poet Saw Wai, who was jailed under the former junta for writing a satirical poem about the regime. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Stanley Karnow, reporter-historian, dies at 87

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Stanley Karnow has died at age 87. A son of the author, Michael Karnow, told The Associated Press that his father died in his sleep Sunday at his home in Potomac, Maryland. Stanley Karnow wrote the definitive book and television documentary about the Vietnam War and later won a Pulitzer for a history of the Philippines. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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11 Lance Armstrong Allegations

Author Daniel Coyle made a host of doping claims against the cyclist in two bestsellers. See the biggest.

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‘Secrets and Treasures’ book reveals bizarre facts

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A book reveals historical gems buried in New Zealand’s national archives, including a bizarre second world war plan to create a “tsunami bomb” and military files detailing supposed UFO sightings. Author Ray Waru said he wrote Secrets and Treasures to highlight the material publicly available at Archives New Zealand in Wellington, where almost 100km of shelf space is crammed with historical artefacts. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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People’s Daily editorials signal harsher internet regulation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece meted out harshly worded front-page editorials about internet regulation this week, a move that might signal the party’s new campaign to impose further controls on its booming social media community. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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VIDEO: Egypt vote: Morsi’s hometown view

Egyptians in President Morsi’s hometown are among those preparing to vote on the draft constitution backed by the President’s Muslim Brotherhood.

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