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Weekend Reading, October 10th and 11th

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--Nicholas Schmidle on the different dynamics at work in Pakistani society

--D.J. Taylor on the economics of book reviewing (Taylor wrote a biography of Orwell, and his piece is an homage to this brilliant Orwell essay)

--Joshua Hammer on the latest from Zimbabwe

--Stefan Collini on the history of literary journals

--And, The Onion asks people on the street about the swine flu vaccine

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