Strong opinions, weakly held

Links from January 24th


  1. Waltz with Bashir, the Israeli animated-documentary nominee, to be published as a graphic novel. You can preview the first pages here.

    Strong stuff – http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175025

  2. the test-taking effect fits with previous research showing that, e.g., black students, when made to think of their “inferiority” (as by marking the boxes for a race-specific scholarship) perform worse on tests, while if they are given some bolus of data indicating that they’re expected to do well, they perform very close to their white counterparts. a troublesome phenomenon — performing down to expectations, in a way — but one that could respond well to the example of an “anything is possible” Presidency…

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