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Jerri-Lynn here. Compiling today’s Links reminded me of the warning I received when I first arrived at MIT in autumn 1979: keeping up with my studies would be like trying to take a drink from a fire hose. Alas, lots of worthwhile links ended up on the cutting room floor today. Some of those – pertaining to Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization – I’ll discuss in a post to be launched later today.
As for all the links that did make today’s cut, enjoy! If readers think I missed anything Link-worthy, please mention my oversight in today’s comments. I always try to read the Sunday comments before I post Monday’s Links, so as to pick up on anything I may have otherwise overlooked. Thanks!
Good God, I can’t publish this… The Critic
The Victim Cloud Harper’s
Three cheers for booing in the theatre The Spectator
Iconoclasm of the Vanities: Why We Are Destroying Statues American Affairs
The End of the Art-Baby Problem The New Republic
Ada Calhoun comes to terms with a neglectful father in ‘Also a Poet’ WaPo of Inefamyens
A Brief History of Women’s Eyebrows in Art Hyperallergic
Queens of Infamy Longreads
The Ultimate Summer 2022 Reading List Literary Hub I’m posting this for its list of lists, as I don’t think much of the compiler’s prime recommendations, other than the recommendation of Mohsin Hamid’s latest, which is on my to-read pile. I’ve enjoyed many of his previous novels, although some I found not as fine as touted. These lists will prod me to get serious about this summer’s reading. Curling up with a good book is one of the only ways I’ve found to escape being overwhelmed by the flood of contemporary bad news.
Biden officials to keep private the names of hospitals where patients contracted Covid Politico. So, exactly is that personal risk assessment supposed to work?
Covid-19 ‘magic mirror’ reflects widening fissures in Chinese society South China Morning Post (re Šilc )
By the way, note that in addition to monkeypox, @WHO also removed smallpox. A closely related airborne virus is apparently inconvenient at the moment…
— Maarten De Cock (@mdc_martinus) June 24, 2022
An Iron Curtain descends on Europe and the USA Gilbert Doctorow
What would a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine entail? Deutsche Welle ((re Šilc)
SCOTT RITTER: The Fantasy of Fanaticism Consortium News
Russia Is Running Out Of [Whatever The Media Claim] Moon of Alabama
Haven’t “unnamed Western intelligence officials”—along with named thinktankers, “experts” & OSINTers—been making this same prediction since March? https://t.co/u9uwnnhbtP
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) June 25, 2022
The Pointless Keir Starmer Craig Murray
‘What have we done?’: six years on, UK counts the cost of Brexit Guardian (re Šilc )
TRIGGERED: GUN CRAZY IN AMERICA Crime Reads
Let Them Eat Fermented Protein Literary Hub
Unusual early-season threat in Atlantic’s main development region Yale Climate Connections
The Mexican Energy Option Consortium News
Groves of Academe
The Hysterical Style in the American Humanities Chronicle of Higher Education
The shame of the Supreme Court RobertReich.com (furzy)
A Piece of Pizza and a Beer London Review of Books
The Dobbs Decision Unleashes Rage and Revisionism Jonathan Turley
‘Crossing the Line’ to Get an Abortion Capital & Main
Trump privately called a Roe v. Wade reversal ‘bad’ for his party NYT. Really depends largely on whether the DNC Democrats do anything more than ‘fight for’ restoring abortion rights in no choice states.
Florida is a good testing ground for the politics of abortion. A Republican-dominated state with a population that leans pro-choice. Rs are already struggling with a political split. https://t.co/qKvMzAqy6U pic.twitter.com/TnY02uBdyC
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 24, 2022
Last month, California Governor @GavinNewsom included in his budget significant funding increases to enable people facing economic barriers to travel to California to obtain abortions (California democratically enshrined Roe into state law):https://t.co/Mh8tx7ypN9
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 24, 2022
‘I’m grateful I got anything’: Burger King worker, 60, who got movie ticket, candy and pens for 27 years of service without missing a shift says he’ll pay for his grandkids to go to college as GoFundMe soars past $130,000 Daily Mail (re Šilc)
The Fall and Rise of the U.S. Top 1 PercentBarry Ritholtz (re Šilc)
— Helen O’Connor 💙 (@HelenOConnorNHS) June 24, 2022
— Ankna Arockiam (@anknaarockiam) June 25, 2022
Harley Davidson Now Won’t Void Warranties Over Third-Party Parts or Repairs Jalopnik. Turns out that all that was necessary to get a company to allow for a right to repair was for the FTC to do its job and regulate. Bravo Lina Khan et al. Ordinarily, I’d post on this development, if I didn’t have posts planned on the abortion ruling, and the Supremes decision not to hear Bayer’s glyphosate appeal.
FTC Chair Says Right to Repair is a ‘Top Priority’ Aftermarket News. From two weeks ago; still germane.
From miniatures, manuscripts to textiles and photos: Art comes alive in BN Goswamy’s Conversations Scroll Essays written by a lovely, gracious man, whom I once had the pleasure of meeting.
Drowning: A silent killer Dhaka Tribune. Bangladesh moves to launch a network of community-based early childhood care facilities, in order to stop children from drowning: the leading cause of death for youngsters in this very wet country. I’ll watch this proposal with interest, as I know a Bangladesh NGO drastically reduced death from childhood diarrhea by widely distributing – and showing people how to use – measuring spoons for salt and sugar, to add to clean water, to make homemade rehydration solution. See Naked Capitalism here. The latest initiative raises an obvious question: if Bangladesh can afford to launch a nationwide plan for community-based early childhood care centers, why can’t the U.S. do the same?
Mass actions against President Kais Saied’s rule intensify in Tunisia People’s Dispatch
Earthquake poses test of US resistance to the TalibanResponsible Statecraft
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At least 27 migrants are dead after a mass attempt to breach the Spanish border fence yesterday.
Horrifying images show Moroccan security forces surrounding a pile of bodies at the base of the border wall — the dead, together with the injured and arrested.pic.twitter.com/q33v1v1Awb https://t.co/S8F6Sa79GK
— Max Granger (@_maxgranger) June 25, 2022
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.