Thursday, 21 June 2012


My "new" Newsweek subscription arrived today. (I hadn't seen the old one since I moved to Europe decades ago.) For a retired professor of American Lit (whose Ph.D was without science!) "New Secrets of the Universe" was a revelation. I felt I was back in kindergarten for a crash course.

The old Newsweek was mainly tiny bits and pieces for readers in a rush. This new "multiverse" Newsweek dealt profoundly with a few significant events: the messy math of Wall Street, the belated battle of the Circassians, the ambiguities of Egypt's election, and almost as fascinating as the Multiverse introduction, "Omnivore", quick but solid takes on cultural news. I'm impressed.

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