Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sounds Fish"y" to me

The NY Times today has a sequence of short pieces on advice to entering college Freshmen, including a leadoff piece from the curmudgeonly Stanley Fish. You might be amused by them.

In the magainze section there is an interesting though depressing (if you're an economist) essay by Paul Krugman on the devasting state that macroeconomics finds itself in now after failing miserably to predict the current recession.

Students in 396 would do well by taking a look at the Book Review section, and reading several pieces there to acquaint yourself with the genre and then taking a look at longer reviews that can be found at the New York Review of Books.

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