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Journal 192

Summit Camp, Mount Everest

This week — Mount Everest, working for Alex Jones, reading, and Libra.

If you only read one thing — The Guardian on ten years of vox pops is worth the time.


We spent 10 years talking to people. Here's what it taught us about Britain | The Guardian | Society

A review of a decade of vox pops across Britain, asking ordinary people what they think about politics and more.

Chaos at the Top of the World | GQ | Life

The story of a tragic day on Mount Everest, and the factors that contributed to it.

I Worked for Alex Jones. I Regret It. | The New York Times | Politics

A conflicted former staffer reports from ringside seats with the foam-flecked controversialist Alex Jones.

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction | The Paris Review | Culture

A meditative piece on the value of reading books, in comparison with our digital lives - "the internet, is a nowhere space, a shallow time. It is a flat and impenetrable surface. But with a book, we dive in; we are sucked in; we are immersed, body and soul."

Libra's biggest problem? Facebook | Wired | Business

A look at the travails at Facebook's proposed alternative financial system.


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