“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
On the day of the 1983 economic summit, James A. Baker 3rd, then chief of staff, realized Mr. Reagan had not read his briefing book. When Mr. Baker asked why, Mr. Reagan responded, 'Well, Jim, The Sound of Music was on last night.'~Professor Herbert S. Parmet reviewing President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime
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