The best sentences we read today

April 1, 2013

-- "Bowls haven't changed in / any important way since / the Song dynasty."

-- "The Capital Beltway, a politically iconic and locally vital highway, is dying beneath your turning wheels."

-- "More than half of the rivers previously thought to exist in China appear to be missing."

-- "Who is responsible for the pointless complexity of modern life? Much of the fault lies with governments, but the private sector shares blame as well."

-- "Or, to put it another way, 19 percent of Americans did 79 percent of all our book readin'."

-- "Good governance requires political leaders who are prepared to threaten the interests of their own class."

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Ezra Klein · April 1, 2013