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【讨论】NPR一个给9-14岁的书单(2013年8月)

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/05/207315023/the-ultimate-backseat-bookshelf-100-must-reads-for-kids-9-14

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

August 05, 2013

大家有兴趣的话也可以看看后面的读者评论。

通宝推:然后203,易水,聚沙成塔,
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2013-10-02 12:57:18南寒
严师出高徒

这是2013.09.27的WSJ上的一篇评论文章:

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

By JOANNE LIPMAN

先记在这儿,以后有时间再说。里面还提到了UPenn的Angela Duckworth关于所谓Grit(大概可以译成"坚韧")的研究。

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2013-10-02 15:50:41
经纬仪
Grit 在此似应译为'自制'更好

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2013-10-02 17:24:35本嘉明
给南寒兄捧个场

给少年(Older Teen Boys)看的书单。

外链出处

很汗的是,其中我只看过<魔戒>F

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2013-10-03 01:28:05
希宝
谢书单,正好可以用。

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2013-10-06 21:55:01南寒
人际关系能力也可以填鸭

Can Emotioanl Intelligence Be Taught?

by Jennifer Kahn

New York Times, 2013.09.11

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2013-10-30 13:22:10南寒
美国的一些少儿杂志

说说一些少儿杂志,一是cricket,这实际上可以看作是一个出版社,有上十种不同类容、年龄段的杂志。另外一个是highlights,也有几种不同侧重点的杂志。

我还知道几种菜场就能买到的,就不细说了。

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2013-11-17 14:23:03南寒
《渐行渐远》

在美华人居家旅行就业买房幼教升学必备,著名老中医、原解放军301医院主任医师查沐如力著。

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Charles Murray

Crown Forum; 2012

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2014-03-08 11:28:03南寒
并非殖民主义

By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World Hardcover

by Elizabeth Economy, Michael Levi

Oxford University Press, USA (February 4, 2014)

这本书其实对中国在世界市场上购买原材料基本上还是持一个比较中立的态度,但主要媒体的书评为了票房还是往中国威胁论那个方向拧。

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2014-04-11 10:15:49南寒
人穷虎心在

花生屯油报网站上最近有一篇短文,

Why Asian American kids excel. It’s not ‘Tiger Moms.’

By Fred Barbash

April 8 at 2:20 am

文章介绍了加州大学系统两位社会学教授新发表的一篇论文:

“The Success Frame and Achievement Paradox: The Costs and Consequences for Asian Americans”,by Min Zhou, UCLA, and Jennifer Lee, UC Irvine, in "Race and Social Problems", 2014, 6(3), pp38-55

周李二位是以当年虎妈的书为起点,认为虎妈描述的情况有其特殊性,因为虎妈和她犹太裔丈夫都属于中上层了,所以虎妈之虎并不一定就是小孩成功的原因。所以她们在烙山鸡调查了一些父母低收入、低教育的华裔和越南裔家庭,做了82次访谈,根据访谈结果写了这篇论文。依我来看,论文的结果和虎妈书里的动静没什么区别,报纸的标题大概也是为了票房。

另外,虎妈最近夫妻二人写了一本新书:成功的三大法宝,书里明确地把犹太人这个虎皮拉了出来,所以大部分媒体怕触雷,没敢使劲炒作。这倒让我想起以前背过的三大法宝:统一战线、武装斗争、党的建设;瞎想起来倒是和我们这些在美国混饭吃的有联系:统一战线自然到哪儿都是重要的;武装斗争大概可以想成自己的实力,现在大概可以对应成经济、政治、传媒的实力,党的建设大概可以对应成高效的组织。

通宝推:天涯无,
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2014-04-20 14:12:29南寒
金融实力是看得见、摸得着的

Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare

by Juan Zarate

Publisher: PublicAffairs (September 10, 2013)

里面有一个例子是说中国银行和朝鲜款子。

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2014-09-04 22:26:29南寒
美国亚裔人口的经济状况报告,2014年

美国劳工部2014年发表,2012/2013的数字

The Economic Status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Wake of the Great Recession

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2014-12-08 22:54:54南寒
人穷无梦

美国这边的社会学里有一个话题,就是越穷的人结婚成家的比率越低。究其原因,一种观点是说有人不勤劳、不愿意承担责任、最后就沦落到社会底层,比如上面这位Murray。另一种观点是说贫富不均,从而造成穷人无力维持家庭。

前两天,JHU的一位社会学教授ANDREW J. CHERLIN在NYT写了一篇文章,介绍HARVARD和BU几位经济学教授(Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz and Robert A. Margo)的一篇论文,基本上是支持上述第二种观点。介绍中提到在美国的镀金时代,许多小手工业者被现代化工厂挤垮了,其中一个后果就是这群人没法建立和维持家庭了。21世纪这次美国大衰退以后,许多原来的产业工人也被新技术产业淘汰下来,在家庭方面也遭到了相同的命运。这倒是让我瞎想一回,20世纪初美国普通人最后走出困境的过程,21世纪初这群人能否再走一次?

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2014-12-17 22:51:08南寒
美国愤青

Yahoo上有这么一篇文章:"The rich can stop worrying about a middle-class revolution",下面有人贴了一段评论

The ever-steady drone of mainstream media, diligently serving the 'Divide & Rule' agenda; put forth by our so called, 'leaders.' It works hard to keep the people locked into carefully-crafted mind-sets, and perpetually divided against one another. It's goal; keep the populace fervently arguing amongst themselves, endlessly breathing renewed life into social and political divisiveness, ensure that their attention remains wholly fixed on their divides and disagreements, and never, ever toward their fundamental commonalities as human beings. Prod and stimulate their animal fears and desires, groom and inflame their long-nurtured prejudices, insecurities and grievances. Stir well the forever-simmering pot of racism, classism, religious extremism, and that ever so-effective crippling agent to free expression, "political correctness." Then foster their endless willingness to relate to the next political candidate as 'the magic fix' to all their problems. These are just some of the social controls and mental manipulations by which the people (allow themselves) to be held in psychological chains, in unwitting service to the 'Divide & Rule' construct which holds the reigns. As long as the masses are kept angry at, or suspicious of, one another, perpetually monopolized by promoted fears and culturally-seeded insecurities, the rulership remains secure in its standing. Keep them focused on the petty, the inane and the insipid, long enough that the bar for what's considered 'important,' 'meaningful' and 'intelligent,' may be lowered to the detriment of rational and intelligent thought. Fill their minds with useless garbage and desensitizing violence. Mandate their imbibing of mind-dimming fluoride in their drinking water, and assure them it's all just "to protect their teeth." And of course it is! For we all know how the geopolitical power-players lie awake at night, fretting about the health of the people's teeth. Reduce media drama and entertainment-buffoonery to the lowest common denominator. Frame human pettiness as a 'virtue,' encourage everyone to forever place responsibility for themselves at the feet of anyone BUT themselves, to hang their meager hopes on the next political puppet to be trotted-out as the next 'savior.' Parade victimhood across every 'tell-a-vision' and movie screen, declare the act of blame as the national past time. Given a long enough duration of time, intelligence levels will fall, and the capacity for critical thinking will have been effectively dismantled. 'Divide & Rule.' Few even recognize the prison, for the sadly-stupid reason that the word 'freedom' is painted on its door. No need to think for yourself, as Big Brother will do that for you. And so the controlling elements are left alone, unperturbed, to relish their power and count their plunder. With the rabble-masses well distracted, their time can then be spent ushering-in their hidden agendas and ever-spiraling minutia of confining laws and debilitating dictates. Assurances are generously offered, of course, that it's all merely toward the goal of "keeping the people safe" and "the betterment of society." We inhabit a public-supported political system, by way of our participation in it, which performs as barely a pantomime of 'democracy,' - a concept now leached of any real meaning, corrupted to its core. The wealthy, chess piece-puppets are methodically moved into place, selected by the elite club itself, while they somehow manage to yet fool so many into believing that they were ushered-in by, "the will of the people." So desperate are the people to place responsibility for themselves in the hands of another, they are loathe to even imagine a paradigm in which they make their own decisions. The hypnosis is deep, fooling so many into believing that a choice between 'Coke' or 'Pepsi' is somehow synonymous with a 'free society.' The Democratic party, the Republican party; two faces of a single, self-serving, parasitic entity, posturing before the unwitting for the sake of casting the thin illusion that "freedom of choice" is alive and well. They make a mockery of us, so confident in their capacity to cast the lot of us into their induced trance state. They adore how passionately we argue amongst ourselves over which party is superior, laughing heartily up their sleeves at our industrial-strength gullibility. It should now be painfully obvious to all; ONLY the political players engaged in the officially-sanctioned program are ever allowed a position on the game board in the first place. No true renegades, at odds with the long-established order, are EVER allowed to flourish on this political stage, for the status quo WILL be defended and maintained at all costs. There is no danger to 'the powers that be,' that the people's vacant definitions of 'freedom' could ever threaten their citadel of power, for their definitions are bereft of any real meaning. The entire staged soap opera is dressed up in its patriotic colors, bestowed with a voice of "sound reason," proffering its age-old assurances of "a better world" from its many mouths and forked tongues. They sing the songs our fear-ridden minds are always desperate to hear, assuring us that 'liberty' is alive and well, while ushering-in a government-sanctioned "protection" from the very villains they have long created, funded, and propped-up, in our steady-acclimation to a level of "safety" and "security" synonymous with well-appointed incarceration. We're spoon-fed the steady diet of pablum-platitudes and sound-byte-concepts that were never our invention, endorsed by institutions who's main priority has always only ever been to preserve themselves. The program; to regularly remind the people of how "free" they are, lest they dare awaken to the game being run on them, lest they fall out of lock-step-rhythm to the hypnogogic trance of that one social disease we've long been taught to honor and revere above all else; conformity. So many are still so eager to trade away their self-sovereignty, their truly free will, terrified to march to their own drum, ever-ready to give away all sense of self to the dominating, patriarchal rule of an ever-oppressive government; tyranny's entry point into a long-ago, hollowed-out liberty. We forget that not all prisons require steel bars. The most effective containment spaces are the ones forged of socially-endorsed perception and handed-down beliefs. We carry them throughout a lifetime, clutching to them as though our lives depended on it, seldom, if ever, bothering to question their validity. We passionately argue in favor of 'freedom', while never bothering to define it for ourselves. Dare to ask yourself honestly; "from where did all of my beliefs originate? Are they really mine, or are they someone else's?" If you're honest, you'll see that they were passed down to you by all those who came before; parents, teachers, friends, churches, government, media. Dare the boldness of wondering what we might have envisioned without the life-long drone of social programming, piped into our minds from the mouthpieces of a soulless and bankrupt culture. What kind of world might we be inclined to dream on our own, without all the myriad governors upon our expression we have taken upon us so willingly?

通宝推:苦药汤子在美国,
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2014-12-17 22:56:21南寒
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The people's call to arms should not be one of open conflict or wielded weaponry, for upon that playing field they would suffer the most resounding defeat against this oppression. Our liberation rests with us, to be sure, but not within our capacity to fight or struggle. It rests in our mere willingness to shake the sleep from our eyes and see that "freedom," such as it has long been defined FOR us, is really only a thin and anemic rendering of something so much greater in potential, something yet to be fully realized by the human race. What yet lies dormant in the collective human psyche is the realization that self responsibility; far from being some inconvenient burden, is actually the most hallowed of ground. It is the very foundation itself of a brand of human Freedom and Liberty which, if ever given its own mind and room to run, would look back upon our historical definitions of 'freedom' as not much more than a proudly-carried, prison ID card, issued to us by a relative handful of societal creators and usurpers, who have always been most happy to do all our thinking for us. WE THE PEOPLE are the ones we're waiting for!"

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