Smart Links 10 April 2012
Commentary on our universe without purpose, the captain matters, the Titanic’s hold on our imagination, cheater, dismantling the Euro, can India and Pakistan get along, son of Japanese war criminal and the POW his father tortured, and the 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.
A magical universe. (ed’s note -- the purpose of course is what we put into it).
Los Angles Times -- A universe without purpose
New revelations in science have shown what a strange and remarkable universe we live in.
The reason that many more women and children survived the sinking of the Titanic (100 years ago next Sunday) had nothing to do with chivalry and everything to do with Captain Edward John Smith.
Economist -- Women and children first?
THE Titanic disaster has lost nothing of its horrifying appeal, even as we approach its 100th anniversary on April 15.
Why the Titanic? (ed’s note – after reporting that all survived the New Evening Sun’s headline the next day read ‘TITANIC SINKS, 1500 DIE’).
New Yorker -- Unsinkable
Why we can’t let go of the Titanic.
Hungarian goulash. Thanks to Pat of Victoria.
Economist -- Hungary's president
He copied, but he's not a plagiarist.
Breaking up isn’t that hard to do.
Economist -- Currency disunion
Why Europe’s leaders should think the unthinkable.
Better relations between bitter enemies.
Project Syndicate -- An India-Pakistan Thaw?
India and Pakistan are enjoying one of the better periods in their turbulent relationship.
The long shadow of war in Japan.
Japan Times -- War criminal's son and British 'railway man' bridge war's painful divide
In September 1943, eight British officers were tortured by their Japanese captors at the prisoner-of-war camp in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The camp, and a nearby bridge over the Kwai River, were later the setting for director David Lean's multi-Oscar-winning 1957 film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," about the ordeals undergone by tens of thousands of POWs forced to build the Thai-Burma Railway.
Vimy, 95 years later.
National Post -- Vimy Ridge marked Canada’s birth as a nation, G-G says on 95th aniversary of battle
The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked “the birth of a nation” for Canada, says Governor-General David Johnston.
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