Finding North America’s lost medieval city Ars Technica
Restless temperament TLS. On the rise of the ADHD-industrial complex.
Europe’s states of disorder New Statesman
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The damming problem of reconnecting Europe’s rivers The Conversation
War In Ukraine News Update: Merkel And Hollande Push For New Russia Sanctions International Business Times
2016 Post Mortem
Donald Trump is doing more to undermine himself than any Democrat The Spectator. Disconcerting, to say the least, to have The Spectator accept this framing of the Russian interference allegations and call for Trump to “[take] seriously the threat of foreign incursion.”
America: the failed state Prospect. Francis Fukuyama’s weighs in. Some insights, but I post this so that the commentariat can have some fun shredding much of the nonsense herein.
Diary LRB. Pearl-clutching: Jonathan Lethem needs to get out a bit more, to see what lurks beyond Brooklyn.
The dangers of mystifying Trump CJR. Lee Siegel also goes off the deep end; assertion substitutes for analysis.
Trump Trumpets His Real Plans Counterpunch
Rick Perry, a Very Different Kind of Energy Secretary MIT Technology Review
Trump taps Montana congressman for Interior secretary The Hill. Another example of Trump rewarding loyalty.
Despair and Debauchery in Assad’s Capital Der Spiegel
Indian Currency Train Wreck
India’s Cashless Economy Gets a Discount MIT Technology Review. Will Dr. Pangloss please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Antidote du jour (J-LS photo, Yogjakarta– Java, Indonesia–May 2016):