“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.

Okay.

So:

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.

 

 

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