Jerri-Lynn here. A message from Yves:
“While Yves knows that readers very much appreciate the links and posts that Lambert, Jerri, and Nick provide, she still feels bad about not minding the store this week after sneaking out for a sort of vacation in Maine in Sept. The reason for ‘sort of vacation” and this trip is that her hip replacements, which looked to be going spectacularly well at the six week mark, have gone into reverse progress-wise. So she didn’t get to do much (particularly what she enjoys most, walking and enjoying the scenery in Maine) and has gone to NYC to see her surgeon. The supposedly brilliant diagnostician she saw in AL was useless, leaving Yves to wonder if there is a code of omerta among hip and knee replacement guys (seemingly all men because orthopedic surgery used to require strength; even in the era of robot-assisted surgeries, women must get a memo that they are not to do carpentry, which BTW is the most male-skewed profession).”
A.Q. Khan: The death of a nuclear salesman Responsible Statecraft
The Invention of “Xenophobia” Los Angles Review of Books
The genius of Jokowi Project Syndicate
The Impact of Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Nobel Prize New Yorker. I don’t know his work. Readers?
Masks Are Changing How Kids Interact Atlantic
America’s bare shelves: Walmart and Costco limit toilet paper sales while toy companies warn parents their kids’ Christmas gifts won’t arrive in time thanks to backlog at ports, rail yards and on the roads Daily Mail
Who Will Step Up in Biden’s DOJ to Save Julian Assange? Consortium News
The reason Biden is sinking has a name. Jeff Zients. That’s his Covid czar.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 10, 2021
Philanthropy Is a Scam Jacobin
The Groves of Academe
Should Princeton Exist? The Atlantic. Christopher Eisgruber.
Our Famously Free Press
To restore trust in media, it’s vital news anchors be permitted to repeatedly interview their own brother, then exploit their brother’s position to skip to the head of the COVID line, then lie about being in COVID isolation, then have your network be silent about his harassment. https://t.co/oCJEgtOjKu
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 11, 2021
German election chaos in Berlin — what happens now? Deutsche Welle
Who Won Germany’s Election in 2021? Counterpunch
Afghanistan: Taliban meet with EU, US representatives Deutsche Welle
Oxford unit kills off Indian democracy book Asia Times
A Tale of 2 Navies: India and China’s Carrier Airwing Development The Diplomat. Part 3 of a series.
The underwater arms race: China, Aukus and a deepening submarine rivalry South China Morning Post
Antidote du Jour. Tracie H “How I look when I sing in the shower. (Female Pin-tailed whydah finch)”:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.