How the Soviets accidently discovered the ‘Gates of Hell’ BBC video of the most amazing sites I’ve ever visited.
Germany reports record 11,000 COVID-19 cases in one day Deutsche Welle
Snakes and ladders Times Literary Supplement
Which media organizations hate the very idea of a wealth tax? You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that they include media organizations owned by wealthy people. https://t.co/hYsf7RFNd1
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) October 22, 2020
Tech monopolists literally stealing our Christmas.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 22, 2020
Iron Curtain still separates Russia and the EU Vineyard of the Saker non-paywalled version of Pepe Escobar’s latest.
Nagorno-Karabakh Talks Again Fail – No End Of War In Sight Moon of Alabama
Remembering Hunter’s First Big Scandal American Conservative
Rudy Giuliani claims Borat honey trap is a ‘hit job’ to distract voters from Hunter Biden laptop scandal after Sacha Baron Cohen tricked him into going to hotel room with actress and filmed him ? Daily Mail
Is the Traditional ACLU View of Free Speech Still Viable? Ira Glasser Speaks Out. Intercept. Glenn Greenwald
Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns Guardian. Oh, how the Guardian has fallen.
Why Nurses Say “Trump Must Go”Capital & Main
AOC’s Among Us livestream hints at Twitch’s political power MIT Technology Review
Has a single person claimed, let alone proven, that a single email published by the NY Post is forged or fraudulently altered?
The only people who engaged in “disinformation” are the chirping parrots in the media & CIA who called this “Russian disinformation” with zero basis.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 21, 2020
A journalist friend of mine asked this rhetorical question today: what would the reaction be if the New York Times got locked out of its Twitter account for a week before the election for publishing an unverified story about Trump’s taxes? https://t.co/oE4ryUcF2P
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 21, 2020
The Philosophy That Makes Amy Coney Barrett So Dangerous NYT. Erwin Chemerinsky. I’ve long found originalism to be a bizarre theory. In no other area of human knowledge would we seek to be bound by what was known and understood in the latter part of the 18th century.
The Lie of American Asylum New York Review of Books
How much of Barack Obama’s legacy has Donald Trump rolled back? The Conversation
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.