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Monday Links

  1. Current reading: Peter Fleming’s new book Dark Academia: How Universities Die.
  2. The college-admissions crucible.
  3. Did COVID-19 escape from a lab? Here’s what we know.
  4. The exorcists who are battling Black Lives Matter.
  5. Caroline Kennedy may be the next United States ambassador to Australia.
  6. Women and trade: the role of gender in trade agreements.
  7. Republicans filibuster the planned 6th January Commission.
  8. Five myths about cryptocurrency.
  9. Gary Numan interviewed.
  10. DMX’s posthumously released album Exodus.
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Friday Links

  1. Our democracy isn’t dead, but it’s getting there.
  2. Amazon wants to eat health care next.
  3. The autocrats, the West, and Belarus’s air piracy.
  4. DMX’s final interview should be a wake-up call.
  5. What breakthrough infections can tell us.
  6. Roemer’s socialism.
  7. Activist shareholders deal a blow to top oil firms.
  8. The family that created the opioid epidemic wants legal immunity.
  9. Cybersecurity.
  10. From Hermit Kingdom to open for business.
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Thursday Links

  1. Other regimes will hijack planes too.
  2. What robots can do for the old.
  3. The other side of optimism.
  4. The COVID-19 ‘swab dogs’ of my hometown Melbourne.
  5. Why a January 6 Commission is necessary.
  6. What are the geopolitical risks of geoengineering?
  7. The US now encourages vaccine tourists.
  8. The roots of Rwanda’s genocide.
  9. Dark money groups and election rigging.
  10. Why getting hacked should be more expensive.
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Wednesday Links

  1. Are government benefits behind worker shortages?
  2. The revenge of Y2K pop.
  3. The professor who became a cop.
  4. Roe is going to fall: here’s what to focus on next.
  5. What to do when your party started an insurrection.
  6. Major power rivalry in East Asia.
  7. US military options to enhance Arctic defence.
  8. Actor David Gulpilil makes one more film.
  9. Could America be headed for another dust bowl?
  10. Colombia’s ruling class is getting desperate.
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Tuesday Links

  1. The Havana Syndrome has spread from Cuba to the White House.
  2. A book on the Havana Syndrome as mass psychogenic illness.
  3. A book on some of the possible experimental psychotechnology underlying the Havana Syndrome.
  4. What the Tulsa Race Massacre did to its survivors.
  5. Europe, Belarus, and the Ryanair plane hijacking.
  6. A new Adrian Woodridge book out next week on the meritocracy.
  7. How the liberal media dismissed the Lab-Leak theory.
  8. 40 years of Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight.
  9. John Steinbeck’s werewolf novel.
  10. 5G: great expectations and significant concerns.
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Monday Links

  1. Pepperdine University’s Associate Professor Jason Blakely.
  2. The syllabus to Blakely’s online course American Ideologies: An Introduction.
  3. Blakely’s Twitter account and YouTube page for his online course lectures.
  4. Blakely’s latest book We Built Reality.
  5. Blakely’s Academia.edu archive of his academic papers.
  6. How Washington got hooked on flying saucers.
  7. Capitalism doesn’t have to be this way.
  8. Michael Lewis on the arenas of American ambition.
  9. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  10. The Brookings Institution book on artificial intelligence policy Turning Point.
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Friday Links

  1. America offline.
  2. Even the Space Force has an extremism problem.
  3. Why is Wall Street profiting from clean energy tax credits?
  4. Will COVID-19 mean another lost decade for Latin America?
  5. Why is this geopolitical fight different from all the other geopolitical fights?
  6. Far from the realm of the real.
  7. The case for using MDMA to help heal victims of trauma.
  8. Sanctions targeting Russia’s defence sector.
  9. The Biden-Moon summit.
  10. Bipartisan criminal justice reform.
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Thursday Links

  1. The particular psychology of destroying a planet.
  2. An office is just a service your employer provides.
  3. How much amateur Bitcoin traders are freaking out now.
  4. A Holocaust documentary interviews the perpetrators.
  5. Born to be managers?
  6. A new and dangerous form of violence has broken out in Israel.
  7. Stronger oil prices boost OPEC economies.
  8. Measuring the financial health of Americans.
  9. Germany’s greens are neoliberals with bicycles.
  10. Encounters with the unknown.
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Tuesday Links

  1. Anthropologist Ronald L. Barrett’s 2002 PhD dissertation Aghor Medicine.
  2. The University of California Press book version of Aghor Medicine.
  3. Barrett’s academic homepage at Macalester College.
  4. Barrett’s ResearchGate page of academic publications.
  5. Barrett’s co-authored book An Unnatural History of Emerging Infections.
  6. Introduction to Medical Anthropology syllabus that uses Barrett’s co-authored textbook.
  7. Barrett’s cultural anthropology class Defence Against the Dark Arts co-taught with author Erik Davis.
  8. Beginning students in advanced mortality.
  9. Plagues: Models and Metaphors in the Human “Struggle” With Disease final report.
  10. An Annotated Guide to Tactics: Carl von Clausewitz’s Theory of the Combat.
  11. The Ministry of the Future: A Crooked Timber Seminar by Henry Farrell (PDF version).
  12. Crooked Timber archives on The Ministry of the Future seminar.
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Monday Links

  1. Monster culture (seven theses) by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (1996).
  2. The future of COVID in America.
  3. A great review on Astral Ten Codex of the excellent book Addiction By Design.
  4. I was a Facebook content moderator: I quit in disgust.
  5. Saying her name.
  6. No one is coming to help the Palestinians.
  7. Will Scotland be independent?
  8. Striking a deal to strengthen broadband access for all.
  9. Real-world options for Afghanistan.
  10. How truth decay is fuelling vaccine hesitancy.