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Weekly Roundup: Russian Cosmists, BP Trolling, and the Backlash Against Hi-Tech,

The Oxonian Review presents the Weekly Round-up, featuring websites and articles the editorial staff have found interesting, illuminating, or otherwise noteworthy.

1. “Eric Naiman: ‘Russian Resurrection’“, TLS: A detailed review of two recent books on Nikolai Fyodorov and early 20th-century Russian occultism.

2. “Ray Jones: ‘How to privatise child protection in six easy stages'”, The Guardian: Is Michael Gove’s attack on social workers just part of his agenda to privatise child protection?

3. “Dahr Jamail: ‘Is BP ‘trolling’ its Facebook critics?'”, Al Jazeera: Has BP hired internet “trolls” to threaten critics of its handling of the 2010 oil disaster?

4. “Jill Boucher: ‘We can’t ignore the evidence: genes affect social mobility’“, Prospect MagazineWhy do so many people fail to accept the overwhelming evidence that genes contribute to academic achievement and thereby social status?

5. “Adrian Wooldridge, ‘The coming tech-lash’“, The Economist: The tech elite will join bankers and oilmen in public demonology.


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