Lambert and I, and many readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational environment ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of war — both real fog and stage fog — in comments. None of us need more cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free pom pom-wavers will be summarily whacked.
And for those who are new here, this is not a mere polite request. We have written site Policies and those who comment have accepted those terms. To prevent having to resort to the nuclear option of shutting comments down entirely until more sanity prevails, as we did during the 2015 Greek bailout negotiations and shortly after the 2020 election, we are going to be ruthless about moderating and blacklisting offenders.
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Care from afar Aeon
Statistical analysis aims to solve Greek volcano mystery Cornell Chronicle
Barbados Issues World’s First Pandemic-Protected Bond The St Kitts and Nevis Observer
Rattling the Cage The Baffler
South Korean leader’s hot mic criticism of US goes viral The Manila Times
The Most Stinging Resignation Letter Ever Written The Atlantic
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US: Dozens of lawmakers renew push to halt Iran nuclear deal Middle East Eye (KW)
‘Gatekeeper’ to combat companies fraud The Times
British Farmers Consider Moving Production to Morocco Amid Rising Costs Morocco World News
The Devils and Ukraine CounterPunch
New Not-So-Cold War
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Keynote address by President von der Leyen at Princeton University European Commission
Germany broadens crude import horizons as Russian flows dry up Hellenic Shipping News
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Turkiye delivers drones to UAE as Gulf States seek to counter Iran Middle East Monitor
L’affaire Martha’s Vineyard
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.