“If you want justice, it’s two hundred dollars an hour. Obstruction of justice runs a bit more.” — another New Yorker cartoon by Leo Collum.
Yesterday, the history of military and civilian deaths from war throughout our history.
Today, as we celebrate the deal to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power and avert another war — as I believe we should celebrate it (Leslie Gelb’s thoughtful analysis here) — a site that purports to show the world’s cyber-attacks in real time.
One more thing to be scared about!
(And sharks! Don’t forget sharks! Have you already seen this woman’s heartfelt advice?)
But also today: Stephen Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Bill Gates’ “favorite book of the last decade — a long but profound look at the reduction in violence and discrimination over time.”
C’mon, humans! It’s a long shot, but if we all put our minds to it, we might not hurtle off the rails.
Quote of the Day
John Wanamaker found an employee in a dispute with a customer. She wanted a blouse that was being sold only with a skirt. The clerk was insisting they only came together. Wanamaker walked over to the clerk and whispered in his ear the secret of marketing: "Give the lady what she wants."~.
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