Weekend 189.0 (July 4th)

The Burning of Fairfield 2(1) Tacita Dean Reflects on Time (WSJ)

(2) Walt Disney and the Founding Mouse

(3) The Insidious Evils of ‘Like’ Culture: In our age of online view counts and retweets, conformity is becoming the rule (WSJ)

“Because it’s so easy to medicate our need for self-worth by pandering to win followers, “likes” and view counts, social media have become the métier of choice for many people who might otherwise channel that energy into books, music or art—or even into their own Web ventures.”

(3a) Hell’s Ethos

“Mr. Roberts makes a compelling case that the Nazis lost, in large part, because the repressive ideology they espoused left no room for dissent, realism, voluntary cooperation or creativity at the top. Totalitarianism’s phobic bodyguard—conformity—strangled the strategic and political clarity that the war demanded from its leaders.”

(3b) Alt Text: Google+ Is the New GeoCities (Wired)

(3c) Google+ And The Master Plan (Forbes)

Other Weekend Content

(4) Stewardesses and Bunnies of Yore (WSJ)

(5) Independent Bookstores Across America

(6) London’s Ronald Reagan statue, in pictures

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