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04w18:3 Einstein vs. Asian Boys

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2004 week 18 number 3 (Einstein vs. Asian Boys)


From Companion’s Lost Diary, a Portrait of Einstein in Old Age | Dennis Overbye
“Around Princeton she was known as Einstein’s last girlfriend. She cut his hair — shocking as it might be to imagine anyone tampering with that wispy cosmic aureole. They sailed together until the doctors took his boat away. They went to concerts together. He wrote her poems and letters bedecked with jokes and kisses. And he called her several times a week to chat about the day.”
NOTE:NYT articles are usually only available for a week, so read this soon if you want to catch it before it gets archived, when it becomes for sale.

A Dangerous Surplus of Sons? | David Glenn
“In a new book, Bare Branches: Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population (MIT Press), Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea M. den Boer warn that the spread of sex selection is giving rise to a generation of restless young men who will not find mates. History, biology, and sociology all suggest that these ‘surplus males’ will generate high levels of crime and social disorder, the authors say. Even worse, they continue, is the possibility that the governments of India and China will build up huge armies in order to provide a safety valve for the young men’s aggressive energies.’In 2020 it may seem to China that it would be worth it to have a very bloody battle in which a lot of their young men could die in some glorious cause,’ says Ms. Hudson, a professor of political science at Brigham Young University.”

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