What I’m reading this weekend

George Soros the story teller: How the euro got to where it is today.

China’s ginormous banks have taken over the league table. But they are still some way to go before taking over the world of finance.

Hitler lost the war because Stalin was willing to throw almost unlimited manpower at the front.

How the Iran of today us nothing like the Iran from thirty years ago: the atmosphere of fear has gone away.

The bizarre communist revivalist show that is Slavoj Zizek.

When the stress tests pose no stress, financial markets don’t buy it.

This sounds like a step backwards: educated Turkish women have trouble finding work because they want to keep wearing their headscarves.

Greek’s oversized military spending, and those that facilitate it.

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