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Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Reader's Digest magazine is displayed on a rack at a grocery store in San Anselmo, California. Story highlights Joanne Sharp: Reader's Digest once had a huge role in shaping opinion Sharp: Digest propagated Cold War view that USSR was a primary danger to American way Reader's Digest was hugely popular, she says, but critics called it state propaganda Sharp: It declined with the end of general interest magazines and fear of the Evil Empire Reader's Digest seems to be on life support, filing for bankruptcy protection this week for the second time in four years. But at one time, what's now seen as grandma's magazine was an influential and powerful force in politics and culture. When I began my book on the Reader's Digest, people were incredulous.
Initially, the magazine was sympathetic to the Russian revolution, seeing it as a movement against what it regarded as undemocratic, aristocratic European society. Later, it began to publish stories that portrayed the Soviet state as the primary danger to post-World War II America. The Digest presented the U. As well as running clearly political articles that explained international relations and threats to peace, the magazine's ostensibly apolitical stories reinforced this image of two incompatible societies.
Descriptions of everyday life in America and the Soviet Union detailed how different Americans were from Russians, how different Russians' music was, their food, their sense of humor -- even Russian sex lives were different. At the extreme, in a story about an American in Siberia seemed to suggest biological differences when it reported the American's body rejected a Russian blood transfusion. These types of stories earned the Digest a reputation as a leading voice in anti-communism.
As it gained prominence, Reader's Digest drew criticism. Despite the publication's determination to celebrate individual freedoms, it was accused of being nothing more than state propaganda. There were claims of CIA funding and editorial control, especially in its foreign editions in Latin America.
Whether these accusations were true or not, the magazine's influence in popular culture could perhaps be seen as even more powerful and pernicious. As a digest, the magazine sought not to reflect the immediate news but issues and ideas of "lasting interest. If their clannishness was ever a problem. But they had each other. Doris Lanphear. Last November.
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It could be poison or. In Japan the well-built classrooms were warm enough for me to teach wearing shorts and a T. But I risked it. Catching the train in from the airport. When they pulled out a package I knew it was a trick. Who better to show you around town than one of your own students? And no classroom was the same.
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I ended up having the most marvellous time and. I had no idea what was going on. When I finally got the courage to ask someone what was going on. Although we may have questioned why we had left a perfectly nice beach to come here.
Sitting opposite me on the train was another clown having an animated conversation with a court jester. Last week. The sky darkened and. Next day. Just before sunset we took our places at the top of the unexcavated temple mound. By the time I hit the streets after checking into my hotel most of the clown population in Frankfurt seemed to be rolling drunk. We packed up our stuff and continued toward our destination. In the underground train station I saw two more clowns drinking from large bottles of beer.
When a rather intoxicated clown gave me a big bear hug I started to get a little freaked. It was no laughing matter. This made me laugh. Men lying in the street. Everyone I knew had told me that my first few minutes would be terrifying. White wrote for the New Yorker.
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The dogs that made it had a natural ability and did the job for the love of it. He had spent some time with police dog handlers in the line of duty. Trevor applied. When a vacancy was advertised for the fledgling Dog Squad. If Trevor and Butch were tracking and a member of the public stepped in front of them. Sometimes their communicaButch home. Trevor called him off. O n m o s t anyone but his handler. From the start. Butch was a shaped. He simply expected the dog stood down straight away.
Sometimes their nothing stops the dog Butch was always a communication from taking them down. That meant he was knew Trevor would be fine with Butch called to jobs when the offender looking out for him. Butch to do the job. Trevor Over the years Trevor had eight or needed to be able to command — nine dogs.
I cal incident dog. A dog — especially a Rottweiler — needs to be controlled at all times. Not only did the dogs offer a ready-made police dog. On the first night Trevor took mand. Once a critical incident After that incident. Trevor fronted a board and was accepted into the new squad as part of the sixth intake of recruits. At any moment. In July The armed man had a history of violent psychotic episodes. A male offender was inside a shop armed with a knife.
The watching police quickly removed the weapons. Trevor took a deep breath and entered the shop with Butch on a short lead.
He would wave them around. In the early to mids there was a spate of police shootings in Victoria and the media shone a spotlight on each new incident. Trevor was briefed at the scene. Standing at the door. It was the Dog Squad that often formed the barrier between the mentally ill person and lethal force. Each time the man came out. The man kept going in and out of the shop. Trevor felt the pressure at each of these knife-wielding jobs.
After a couple of hours. There was little space between the footpath at the front of the shop and the road where uniformed members stood behind police cars.
There were other general purpose dogs at the scene. Butch lay on the stage during the talk. Leaving their dogs in their cars. The man. The officer in charge decided to try and catch the man off guard by sending in Trevor and Butch. The police had set up a perimeter between the footpath and the road. The situation was fraught — police cars everywhere.
Trevor set up at the front of the shop while another handler. Trevor could feel the blood scared he would lose him. The ting go of the pressure bandage. Trevor released of the other handlers. Trevor carried Butch. The man wielded two knives they would cop flack afterwards. As soon as the man and grabbed the pressure on it. Butch would not let go of Trevor. He dropped done. Moving quickly and quietly through restrained.
Trevor put his his arms to his sides Butch flew bloodied hand back and began to advance towards the over the injury to keep towards the three police officers. There had been so Trevor quickly called for Butch to much blood. One produced a pressure bandyelled Trevor. Even though beyond.
All the way there — light flashing. Once that was menace. Butch flew towards in to help disarm silent. As soon as the offender was safely control the dog. Police at the scene had contacted release the man and left his fellow handlers to put the handcuffs on.
The paramedics quickly took in the Butch headed out the back. The offender the back seat with his went down quickly. Trevor climbed into the man his left leg. Centre was the closest place to take It was then that Trevor noticed his Butch in the small hours of the morndog was bleeding.
They went through an adjoining lounge room scene — a badly injured police dog before sighting the man in a kitchen and an injured offender. This was the first time such a serious injury had happened to a Victoria Police dog. Butch Trevor left his dog at the Animal Emergency Centre and went back to the Dog Squad offices to sleep for the couple of hours remaining of the cold July night.
Trevor rang the boss at the Dog Squad to tell him what had taken place. It was a great relief to hear Butch would survive. Half an hour later. Butch was wheeled into an examination room. Sergeant Trevor Studham with his Rottweiler partner. At seven the following morning the media began calling the Squad.
Butch had received a blood transfusion. Trevor took a final look at Butch. Trevor knew it would happen. Trevor let out a deep breath. While they all knew the jeopardy their dogs faced. In the waiting room. When Butch got was about.
He served ten years weeks later … about it. Trevor believed what a lot of three weeks later. Butch and get one cracker of a dog. Butch was back at work good. And Butch Trevor were flown into Waverley Park was his. Butch was back police uniform. Just as the Even though the new dog was vet predicted. Published trophy at the Royal Melbourne Show. Off the Sidelines When the uncreative tell the creative what to do.
What creature is stronger and more motivated than a mother protecting her children? Use that feminine strength. Two little girls. Behind them trotted what had to be a brother. We get very attached to our rules in English. I was about to grin at him in shared Frozen overload sympathy. And our editor-in-chief has a little eye twitch when people say less instead of fewer.
The truth of the matter is that some things have changed. Sometimes they help. It started off in Middle English meaning plump and full. The word derived from the Latin enormitas. Some may point to this as a clear sign of Society In Decay. Fewer and less are the classic pair: Enormity is a good example. There are so few Roman legionaries around these days that I suspect we can move on from the original meaning.
The meaning is still obvious. Some of our most common words have f lipped mea n ing altogether: The problem is that both are meanings with lots of history. This happens more than you might think. Same with people who use decimate to describe something other than killing one in ten. I sympathise with those who flinch when it comes to literally being used to mean anything other than literally.
But for the sake of orderly behaviour in supermarkets. But it does create a relaxed tone. I giggle. A disinterested jury will guarantee you a fair trial. I think we need to accept that. Infinitives to run. For disinterested. New words have risen up to fill gaps — snarky applause may not be identical to fulsome. Why fight this battle and not the others?
In all the other cases. Or what ones do you think people should let go? See page 6 for details on how to share your passions. Their meanings are so usefully distinct that I find it distressing when people blur them.
He reported that he always left his restaurant at 11pm. After he arrived home, he would eat dinner and then go to bed. Other countries are also reporting a marked increase in recent decades. I specialise in the diagnosis and management of acid reflux, especially What is responsible for these disturbing developments? For one, our poor diet, with its huge increases in the consumption of sugar, fat, soft drinks and processed foods. Dinner — already pushed back by longer work hours — is often further delayed by activities such as shopping and exercise.
In my experience, the single most important intervention for reflux is to eliminate late eating.
For my patients, eating late is often accompanied by over indulging because many skip breakfast and consume only a sandwich at lunch. Thus the evening meal becomes the largest meal of the day. Reflux is the result of acid spilling out of the stomach; lying down with a full stomach makes reflux much more likely. In a healthy young person, the stomach normally takes a few hours to empty after a moderate-size meal. In older people or those who have reflux, gastric emptying is often delayed.
And if you add an after-dinner dessert or a bedtime snack? Again, reflux is a natural consequence. Dessert kilojoules tend to be high in carbohydrates and fat, and high-fat foods often create reflux by slowing digestion and relaxing the stomach valve that normally prevents the condition. If your reflux is the silent. Some of my reflux patients already eat well. For them, dining too late is often the sole cause of their problem. And yet, changing the timing of their meals is a challenge they struggle to meet.
A patient with reflux came to see me because her father and uncle died of oesophageal cancer, and she was afraid of getting it too. Her nightly routine included a 9pm dinner with at least two bottles of good red wine for the table. The reflux was serious, and changes were needed.
She listened, then did not come back to see me for a year. For many people, eating dinner early is a significant lifestyle shift. It will require healthy, well-planned breakfasts, lunches and snacks. As for my restaurateur patient?
I told him to eat dinner before 7pm. Within six weeks, his reflux was gone. Capital punishment is the official, statesanctioned killing of a person convicted of a criminal offence. But some countries remain committed to it despite often passionate opposition. Burning at the stake was used in Europe and North America.
And for hundreds of years English and Japanese traitors were hung, drawn and quartered, which often included live disembowelling. Statistics from countries that have abolished the death penalty indicate no increase in serious crime.
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Crime writer Ian Rankin takes us on a tour of his hidden city. Edinburgh blazingly public and intensely private at the selfsame time? Somehow Edinburgh manages the feat, even in August, with festivals all go and the population almost double the norm. The Scottish capital is bursting with stories, but sometimes you have to tease them out. Ian Rankin, pictured at the Oxford Bar, has published 19 bestselling novels featuring the Edinburgh detective John Rebus.
His books have been published in 36 languages. It was Scott. In times past. Castle Rock catches your eye and. Throughout history it has made its money from invisible industries such as banking and insurance. Even when the city swells with hundreds of thousands of visitors. But visitors to Edinburgh.
I set out from the Oxford Bar for a walk. I discovered it as a young writer. Maybe it is all an accident of history and geology. It was easy for them to ransack and loot. As you ascend from the platform to Waverley Bridge. Travel just a little further afield and you can widen your appreciation. Edinburgh has always seemed to me a furtive place. And while the city has been known to celebrate its success stories the Scott Monument. When the invaders arrived. As I walk in. I shake my head. It is small.
I ask Harry today if any Rebus fans have been in. He rolls his eyes. These days. Edinburgh at one time had more than 40 breweries — the Scottish Parliament sits on the remains of one of them. I head out. I cross the road and head down Bells Brae. From here. The shops soon disappear as I approach Randolph Cliff.
Dean Village. After walking in silence. Ann Street. A right turn takes me to George Street. But instead I carry on to Raeburn Place. When the Old Town. Maybe the locals only loosen up when they enter their favoured watering-hole.
I have to admit that I get lost in the New Town. Somehow I manage to skirt it. At this point. Edinburgh is quiet and reserved — a place for thinking. This path. The great novelist and traveller Robert Louis Stevenson.
I start to climb back uphill. He now sells pretty well everything. I have some shopping to do. A friend in London collects LP records. Another stretch of good shops runs the length of South Bridge. I turn left and then take a right.
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