Tampa Bay Times
The Guardian. His many histories– of Venice, Norman Sicily, Byzantium– have given me much pleasure. RIP.
FT. A welcome break from all Trump, all the time. Read Frankopan’s amazing book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World– which hauls the Silk Roads back to a front and centre position.
Guardian. Follow up from yesterday’s link.
Intercept. Although I’ve linked to both a review of and an excerpt from Hersh’s new memoir before, I include another review especially for readers who missed those earlier links.
Tech Crunch (The Rev Kev)
New Cold War
Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
USA Today. UserFriendly: ”Because you know porn didn’t exist in the 70’s.”
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Co.Design (Chuck L)
Bleeping Computer (Chuck L)
Phys.org (Chuck L)
Science (Dr. Kevin)
NYT. The Grey Lady: “In a brash assertion of presidential power, the 20-page letter — sent to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and obtained by The New York Times — contends that the president cannot illegally obstruct any aspect of the investigation into Russia’s election meddling because the Constitution empowers him to, ‘if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon.’” Moi: Well, I guess that’s one view of the scope of presidential power… Pass the popcorn.
NYT. Nice hagiography take-down by MoDo– she’s clearly not drinking the Kool-Aid Ben Rhodes is pouring.
New York magazine
Think Progress (UserFriendly)
The Real Deal
New York magazine. Andrew Sullivan. Don’t agree with all he’s written but material to ponder here.
(The Rev Kev)
Washington City Paper (Paul R)
Trailer parks may be the Twin Cities’ most endangered form of affordable housing MinnPost (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.