America’s Most Flamboyant Private Eye and the 8,000-Mile Manhunt Narratively (Anthony L)
Are the English exceptionally gullible? The Spectator (Anthony L)
The World Is All That Is the Case The Millions
Confronting Our Next National Health Disaster — Long-Haul Covid New England Journal of Medicine
The Vaccinated Are Worried and Scientists Don’t Have Answers Bloomberg. “It’s quite clear that we have more breakthroughs now,” said Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease expert at the University of California, San Francisco. “We all know someone who has had one. But we don’t have great clinical data.”
Covid-19: FDA set to grant full approval to Pfizer vaccine without public discussion of data British Medical Journal
Why we petitioned the FDA to refrain from fully approving any covid-19 vaccine this year British Medical Journal
Hurricane Henri already flooding NYC streets, subways NY Post. Lots of rain here in Brooklyn last evening, which started just before we sat down to dinner. It’s now paused ,with the worst expected later today. I just hope my basement doesn’t flood – nor anything else, for that matter.
Groves of Academe
Elite Education The Point
People dying in wait outside Kabul airport: report Bangkok Post (furzy)
U.S. evacuations from Afghanistan face new roadblocks as Taliban co-founder arrives in Kabul San Franciso Chronicle
Tony Blair: Why We Must Not Abandon the People of Afghanistan – For Their Sakes and Ours Tony Blair Institute of Global Change.
Afghanistan’s looming cash crisis threatens to worsen a humanitarian disaster MIT Technology Review
When the Raids Came Harpers
White Feminists Wanted to Invade The Nation
Afghanistan Was Always About American Politics Project Syndicate. James K. Galbraith.
THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE AFGHANISTAN CRISIS? U.S. DOMESTIC POLITICS. Diplomatic Courier
Three major networks devoted a full five minutes to Afghanistan in 2020 Responsible Statecraft (re Šilc)
Post-American Afghanistan and India’s Geopolitics Foreign Policy
China weighs how best to bolt the back door to terrorists from Afghanistan South China Morning Post
David Remnick: The Forever Editor https://t.co/T8Cf5E2iuF
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) August 21, 2021
Wonder why these guys didn’t want to sacrifice their lives so Ashraf Ghani’s nephew can enjoy himself in Dubai and some generals and newspaper columnists in DC can feel less humiliated. https://t.co/zAK21Hkeev
— Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) August 21, 2021
If Obama had tried to keep his promises and failed due to GOP obstinacy his early followers would have understood. The record is different – he bailed on promises and executed crooked deals like the PhRMA giveaway and the Citi bailout before Republicans even entered the picture. https://t.co/IeZutkyaeb
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) August 19, 2021
JUST CHILLING: Rescue workers attempted to recover a reported dead body from the Arkansas River in in Tulsa, Oklahoma, only to find the man alive and well.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 21, 2021
Antidote du Jour (Tracie H):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.