Weekly Links November 18th-25th 2011

A needed call to balance our consumeristic, self-centered lifestyles

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/11/20/uks_chief_rabbi_blames_apple_for_egocentric_culture.html

It does boggle the mind that a Western democracy can still condone killing its citizens for crimes committed

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/of-course-its-cruel-and-unusual/

“Perhaps we ought to start with reading, reminding ourselves that the important reading we do is not the reading with which we agree, but the reading that actually makes us think.”

http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Opinion/Article.aspx?id=246830

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