Sujet: MercatorNet update -- results of our subscription drive (and more)
De: MercatorNet
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 14:30:53 -0700
Pour: frgilles@sympatico.ca

MercatorNet Weekly Update

Hi there,
You may be wondering about the success of our recent
subscription drive. We have increased our numbers by about
25%. Many thanks to everyone who recommended MercatorNet
to friends and relatives. Soon we will be launching a new
version of the website with a few new features. This
should make MercatorNet even more appealing!

This week's articles range from a film review to Google's
purchase of YouTube to Muslim feelings about modest dress.
Our Deputy Editor's take on this inflammatory issue have
been widely commented on.

Cheers,
Michael Cook
Editor, MercatorNet

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"CHILDREN OF MEN"
By Michael Cook
What would life be like if women stopped having children?
Like Baghdad today, according to Alfonso Cuaron's latest film.

FORGIVENESS IS A HEALING CHOICE
By Robert Enright
The Amish were prepared for the murder of their children
last month. They had been building forgiveness muscle.

GOOGLE, YOUTUBE AND WEB 2.0
By John Bambenek
Would you pay US$1.65 billion for a video-viewing site
which started up less than two years ago?

FATHERHOOD MEANS PROMISES TO KEEP
By Carolyn Moynihan
If a 200-page how-to book on fatherhood is not your thing,
try 200 bite-sized promises - one at a time.

A CULTURE CLASH OVER MODEST DRESS
By Carolyn Moynihan
An Australian mufti made headlines around the world
this week with inflammatory comments on women's fashions.
Boil away the rhetoric and there's a solid lesson to be learned.

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MEDIA WATCH
For these links to the best of the Web, visit the MercatorNet
homepage.

PAUL JOHNSON AT HIS VERY BEST.
In the long term secularization holds more dangers
for the human race than religious fanaticism. | New Criterion

MADONNA, TOP OF THE CHARTS IN KIDS' BOOKS, TOO.
Why is bedtime reading by pop stars and gangsters
so popular? | Guardian

THEOCONS RAMPANT.
As influential as the Jewish- Masonic-Bolshevik-
Green-Haliburton conspiracy. And there are only 3
of them! | Commentary

SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT WIKIPEDIA.
Surprisingly, Wikipedia can be tougher than peer
review. | Chronicle of Higher Education

AT THE EDGE OF LIFE AND DEATH.
How an American medic cares for his wounded buddies
in Iraq. | New York Times

'LET THE DIALOGUE BEGIN!'
38 Muslim scholars respond to the Pope - but which
headline did you read that in? | Sunday Spectator (Ottawa)

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