Category Archive for 'Health'

America today

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is the money shot. pic.twitter.com/09COuDutBC — David Simon (@AoDespair) September 7, 2017 David Simon is right. The image is not doctored in any way, if you are thinking of that.

Review: Miranda Doyle – “A Book of Untruths”

Friday, September 1st, 2017

My review of Miranda Doyle’s “A Book of Untruths”. I give it 3/5.

Kykuit: Rockefeller replicas

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

I think this is a quite apt double-edged metaphor of the entire Rockefeller experience.

Chomsky’s preface to Michael Albert’s new “Practical Utopia”

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

This is a great read, the start to a new book; this preface is written by Noam Chomsky and covers very recent events.

“Mail Men: The Story of the Daily Mail”—the first insanity

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

I’m currently reading “Mail Men: The Unauthorized Story of the Daily Mail – the Paper That Divided and Conquered Britain” by Adrian Addison. It starts from the beginning, in the early 20th century, and about 15% into the tome, it describes the demise of one of its founders, Alfred_Harmsworth, and actually shows how insanity and austerity really blends well, and are quite impossible to tell apart.