Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved. NYT. Looks like the MCAS team has international reach:
The fire warning system at Notre-Dame took dozens of experts six years to put together, and in the end involved thousands of pages of diagrams, maps, spreadsheets and contracts, according to archival documents found in a suburban Paris library by The Times.
The result was a system so arcane that when it was called upon to do the one thing that mattered — warn “fire!” and say where — it produced instead a nearly indecipherable message.
Which is worse? Adam Tooze, LRB. German domestic politics. Important!
The French Insurgency: Political Economy of the Gilets Jaunes New Left Review. Heavy on the conceptual apparatus, but rich with information.
Why the S-400 and the F-35 Can’t Get Along Defense One
Five years on, no answers to who felled MH17 Asia Times. The Malaysian view. Part two tomorrow.
‘No rioters, only a tyrannical regime’: Thousands of Hong Kong seniors march in support of young extradition law protesters Hong Kong Free Press. About 9,000, but impressive it happened at all.
* * *Trump and Xi Are Struggling to Find Path Forward in Trade Talks Bloomberg
Puncturing the picture of poverty elimination in China Asia Dialogue
The Future of China’s Amphibious Assault Fleet The Diplomat
‘Invoking’ defense pact, Duterte calls on US to send fleet to China The Philippine Star
The Right and Left Hands of the State — Two Patients at Risk of Deportation New England Journal of Medicine
Remember when Dems put PAYGO in the rules package and people like me (who raised hell) were told not to worry because it would be waived off as necessary to pass important legislation? https://t.co/Pd97gv8sqq
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) July 18, 2019
House votes to repeal Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac tax’ Modern Healthcare
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Police State Watch
There are 16 million slaves around the world making our stuff Quartz (Re Silc).
Antidote du jour (via):
Family of goats jump over a mountain gap 🐐 pic.twitter.com/JJtQzR77NE
— Lori McNee (@lorimcneeartist) July 12, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.