CriticalMASS Top 10 Reads of the Week – October 7, 2011

A wide range of stuff this week, including:

The President of Contempt – Bret Stephens [Wall Street Journal]

Nixon was tricky. Ford was clumsy. Carter was dour. Reagan was sunny. Bush 41 was prudent. Clinton felt your pain. Bush 43 was stubborn. And Barack Obama is . . .

Early in America’s acquaintance with the man who would become the 44th president, the word that typically sprang from media lips to describe him was “cool.”…

PLUS:

Center of the American Experiment’s Mitch Pearlstein with some intriguing thoughts on the nexus between marriage and incarceration;

George Will weighing in devastatingly on the Warren “Social Compact” meme;

Peter Thiel with some sobering, fascinating deep thoughts about stalling progress and what it means for our future;

Steve Jobs (via Jim Stergios) on what unions have meant to education in this country;

Progressive group think finds its purest expression in The Funniest (and most disturbing) Thing I Saw This Week – courtesy: the good folks at OccupyWallStreet;

AND The Funniest Non-Disturbing Thing I Saw This Week, as the Onion goes after our beloved Boston Globe.

AND MORE AT CriticalMASS

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