Posts from The New Tasman for 12/21/2011

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Debate over DSM-V a riveting intellectual joustDec 20, 2011 07:37 am | Phil

The fifth iteration of the psychiatric ‘bible’ — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-V) — is due for release in 2013. The draft is now available online here if you have a spare 400 hours or so. The DSM-V is an immensely consequential and ambitious document because, like its forebears, it attempts to slot the vast and infinitely variable ...

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David Shearer’s most excellent reshuffleDec 19, 2011 06:34 am | Phil

What a splendid little exercise in political courage. Here’s what  I mean: Shearer dumped Dyson, former party President and long-time factional warlord of the old Left.  Dumped. Demoted Mackey, the Dyson of her generation minus the work ethic. And Sue Moroney. Dalziel and Chauvel got exactly the reward they deserved for their congenital factional scattiness, ...

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In a way that will break your heart, Ian McEwan remembers HitchDec 17, 2011 07:15 am | Phil

Ian McEwan visited Christopher Hitchens in his deathbed and found a makeshift library and study set up in a Dallas hospital ward. Hitch wouldn’t stop reading and writing. The two old friends chatted about books and ideas, as always. McEwan read to him.  And, in this incredibly moving passage, McEwan and Hitch’s son help the ...

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Repost: Feeling sad about HitchDec 16, 2011 05:26 pm | Phil

I wrote this back in September 2010, not long after Christopher Hitchens revealed the details of the terminal condition that took his life yesterday.  It stands up okay, and, frankly, I am a little too upset to write anything else. ________ I  was staring out a plane window en route to Sydney a few hours ...

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Leave Zac aloneDec 15, 2011 11:31 am | Phil

22-year-old All Black Zac Guildford got pissed at a mate’s island wedding and proceeded to down his daks, wag his willy and flail his fists.  To quote Prince Phillip (my favourite royal apart from Harry; shame they’re not related): Big. Fucking. Deal. Guildford’s antics triggered a veritable cyclone of judgmental finger-wagging in my beloved homeland, a place where ...

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Please, David Cunliffe. Stop the fibbing. Stop the spinning.Dec 15, 2011 04:32 am | Phil

Second-place getter (in a two-horse race) David Cunliffe is in the paper promulgating self-serving fictions about the leadership vote.  This is fairly pathetic since he knows the ballots have been destroyed and that his colleagues are too discreet to release the count. I’m not. Cunliffe/Mahuta Cunliffe Mahuta Chauvel (consiglieri) Dalziel Mackey (media strategist, sommelier) Horomia Rino ...

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