Revisiting “Seven Days in May” Counterpunch. I first read this book before I was a teenager. And I asked my uncle whether it was plausible. He was an Air Force pilot who flew missions in Vietnam, and retired as a full colonel, after finally serving as base commander at Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston. I was terrified by his response. Fascinated by the book then, but this TDS is getting overdone.
Covid-19 Caused International Enrollments to Plummet This Fall. They Were Already Dropping. Chronicle of Higher Education
It’s not too late to cancel Thanksgiving MIT Technology Review
Global stocks head for record high on recovery, vaccine hopes Reuters. I still don’t understand the reality that generates this and the previous headline on the same page.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
The Extremist At Dominion Voting Systems American Conservative
Recount Day 3: DeKalb, Fulton finish counting; other counties closing in Atlanta Journal-Constitution (marym)
Barack Obama: One election won’t stop US ‘truth decay’ BBC I think it has begun to penetrate his notorious ego that although he may have been able to bamboozle many of his contemporaries, history will not treat his presidency well.
The Case for Political Exile for Donald Trump And I remind readers that to link is not necessarily to concur. See the argument in the American Conservative link above about the consequences of social media bans.
Trump tells DC cops to ‘do your job’ and deal with ‘Antifa scum’ at the Million MAGA March attended by few thousand as man is stabbed and 20 are arrested in brawls between his supporters and counter-protesters Daily Mail
Brexit: we’ll know it when we see itEUReferendum.com
Municipal elections nationwide in Brazil today, with the spectre of Bolsonaro hovering. 3 points so far:
1) The leftist candidate @GuilhermeBoulos is headed to a run-off in São Paulo, Latin America’s largest city.
2) Bolsonaro’s candidates doing very poorly: almost no influence
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 15, 2020
Our Famously Free Press
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) November 16, 2020
RCEP set to supercharge the New Silk Roads Asia Times Pepe Escobar
Democrats in Disarray
Antidote du Jour (via):
And a bonus Antidote: (David L)
The Blue-footed Booby Dance Gets the Girl Every Time (David L). I once saw dancing blue-footed bobbies during a trip I took to the Galapagos.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.