The American Press Is Destroying Itself Matt Taibbi. Important.
Matt Taibbi On Journalism’s Suicide American Conservative.
Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns Caitlin Johnstone
Closing up time Times Literary Supplement. Read this.
When Women Lead, The Virus Loses Mid-Day
“The Stock Market Is Deluding Itself” Der Spiegel. An Interview with Nouriel Roubini, aka ‘Dr. Doom’.
Accountants were told to turn a blind eye to bank accounting failures in 2008 and it looks like it’s happening again. The result will be similar Tax Research UK (UserFriendly). Richard Murphy.
It’s been evident since March that universal masking not lockdowns were the key to having an economy and blocking the coronavirus. But Trump’s arrogance and chaos among public health experts have caused most people to just give up on believing that there’s anything we can do.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 13, 2020
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons Marshall Project
COVID & Disaster Capitalism: Busting Unions in Baseball Payday Report
Why Copa America delay gifts Messi golden opportunity The World Game. Messi claims new La Liga record in Barcelona win Goal. There’s life in those aging legs yet!
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Protests erupt and Atlanta police chief RESIGNS after white cops shot dead 27-year-old black man Rayshard Brooks – as new surveillance video ‘shows him pointing a stolen taser at officers as he fled’ Daily Mail
Why Minneapolis Was the Breaking Point The Atlantic
America Explodes London Review of Books
Is There Still Room for Debate? NY magazine. Andrew Sullivan
Why India needs a new bad bank Economic Times
India’s Comfort Food Tells the Story of Its Pandemic The Arlantic
New Cold War
Russia aiming to realize Greater Eurasia Dream Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Democracy’s Red Line New York Review of Books. Hari Kunzru reviews Masha Gessen’s Surviving Autocracy and makes me want to read it. Must call my bookseller.
UKTV to reinstate Fawlty Towers episode The Germans Guardian. One of my favorite episodes, although I think I (marginally) prefer Basil the Rat. No clinkers in the oeuvre, however. All still make me double over with laughter, despite viewing each many, many times. And see Fawlty Towers: John Cleese attacks ‘cowardly’ BBC over episode’s removal.
Antidote du Jour. Oguk:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.