Jerry Falwell Jr. and the Evangelical Redemption Story New York Review of Books
Charles Darwin’s famous Galapagos Islands threatened by huge Chinese fishing fleet Mirror. Perhaps Ecuador should consider what Indonesia does. Seize the vessel, offload its crew, and sink the illegal fishing boat.
Is the Almighty Dollar Slipping? Project Syndicate. Nouriel Roubini.
Did they even hang bears? London Review of Books. Wha made the Vikings tick.
What to Stream: “Alexandria: Again and Forever,” a Masterpiece Hiding on Netflix New Yorker. I spied this review as I was compiling today’s links and will watch the film after I upload my post for today. My brain is turning to mush during this lockdown; I need to get some more mental stimulus.
Taken at the flood Times Literary Supplement. Hurricane Katrina, fifteen years on. I remember being riveted to the TV in an Istanbul hotel room, mesmerised by an awful disaster and ineffectual response that appears quaint a mere 15 years later.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Donald Trump Should Pardon Edward Snowden American Conservative
Miss Manners: Here’s the email I sent to explain why I hid from my guests Mercury News. I cop to being an agony aunt addict. Well, not so much so as to seek them out, but enough so I rarely skip over their columns if I spot them during my reading of a dead tree paper.
Only Medicare For All Can Beat Covid Counterpunch
Monopolization as a Challenge for Both Parties American Compass. Matt Stoller.
If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. MIT Technology Review
It may have nearly been forgotten – but Syria’s war is not over Independent. Robert Fisk.
US Sanctions Starve Syria Grayzone. Aaron Maté.
‘A choice between bread and masks’: Syrians face calamity as Trump’s new sanctions combine with surging coronavirus Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Cornering the Kiranas economic Times. I read this piece in a Sunday a.m. edition of the dead tree paper. Interesting for what it says about India’s kiranas, e.g, small Mom and Pop stores, resisting the blandishments of the technofix fairy, here tying to solve a non-existent problem. Worth either trying to see if there is w ay around the paywall – maybe registration? – or paying for the content. Although it’s trying to do so, Amazon has yet to bulldoze its way through the Indian small retail sector.
The pandemic has thrown metro rail projects into disarray Economic Times
Carter Page: ‘I was a pawn in the Democrat crusade to bring down Trump’ New York Post. I’m of an age and sensibility that I reflexively distrust things that appear in the Post. And yes, I am well aware I should apply that skepticism to all that I read. Still, with the caveat that to link is not necessarily to endorse, I offer this up to the commentariat to chew over.
RAY McGOVERN: Catapulting Russian-Meddling Propaganda Consortium News
FARM BANKRUPTCIES AND TAINTED WELLS IN THE DAIRY STATE Capital & Main
United States Postal Service
Naufrage du Wakashio: de la drogue à bord ? L’express.mu (Colonel Smithers).
Wakashio, quand tu nous tiens ! L’express.mu (Colonel Smithers).
Antidote du Jour (via): The photo is a bit deceptive, given I expect readers will view it in the current California context. It’s an image of a controlled burn in Kazirango National Park (Assam, India) and one of the winners in this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY award).
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.
And a bonus antidote (via):
Blakiston’s Fish Owl (Bubo blakistoni)???️???❤️ pic.twitter.com/tByGjWwScx
— World birds (@worldbirds32) August 21, 2020