WHY ALL THIS ATTENTION TO SPELLING, ANYWAY?

Aoccdrnig to resecrah at Cmabridge Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

James Blakey: ‘I wouldn’t out too much stock in what Paul Craig Roberts writes. Here is a column he wrote where he compared be a slave in the American South and being a US taxpayer today.’

☞ Thanks! My point in offering the Roberts column was not, by any means, to endorse all his views; rather, to show that it’s not just liberals who feel President Bush has done a disastrous job.

THINGS WE CAN’T SEE OR SMELL CAN KILL US

Thomas Whitaker: ‘When you have 15 solid minutes for an interesting read, this is a photo-essay of someone living near Chernobyl, who drove her motorcycle in through the ‘dead zone’ and recorded what lifeless conditions are there now.’

☞ I meant to run this a week ago, on the April 26 anniversary of Chernobyl. It is well worth the time. And think as you go through it not just of the dramatic – a melt down. Think, too, of the perhaps more insidious . . . such as an accretion of toxic substances in things we eat.

Tomorrow, I hope: Money!

 

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