Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Origins of Wednesday c: It's OK to ask

   The Nobel Prize season is upon us
   again, and the chemists and phys-
   icists have already been identif-
   ied. The American President warns
   that the Prizes are rigged, or he
   would surely be getting one. What
   for, has not been discovered yet.

   Can't we study something simpler?

James Peebles
Albert Einstein Professor
Princeton, New Jersey
October 8, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

A little monumental, savage treachery, anyone?

The New American Government has waived
its long-standing strategic fastidious-
ness of opposition toward the Turks'
long-standing genocidal disdain toward
Kurdistan, with a more immaculate per-
fection than ever of strongman fury a-
gainst creeping cultural pluralism. If
the unintended consequence is the be-
trayal of three national interests in
a single gesture of savagery, who will
be the one to protest the abandonment
of anti-terrorist allies, of a critic-
al component of Iraqi territorial in-
tegrity, and of this nation's reliab-
ility in international commitments,
for who could ever dream of refusing
the affections of a vicious tyrant?

Eric Schmitt and
  Maggie Haberman
Trump endorses Turkish
  military operation ...
The New York Times
October 7, 2019