A Merry Christmas to all of you who observe the day, and hope the rest of you are having fun.
From the surfing Santa of Indonesia to where it all began in Bethlehem… Christmas celebrations around the world Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
UK trains Bangladeshi government’s “death squad”: Wikileaks Tehelka (hat tip reader May S)\
Late Night: Triangulation by Any Other Name Swopa, FireDogLake
The Foreclosure Mess: Florida Judges Can Do Better Abagail Field, DailyFinance (hat tip reader Lisa Epstein)
The End of Men Atlantic (hat tip Pat Caddell). From earlier in the year, but worth reading if you missed it.
The Fading Dream of Europe New York Review of Books
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