Thursday, July 12, 2018
I can't believe the author of this 2018 book has already passed away. His enthusiasm and manner of speaking were contagious (I have discussed him on this site way back in 2010), and I found myself reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World in his voice.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
If you think US politics is a dirty business now, you ain't seen nothing. Following the US Civil War, politics was violent, personal and sometimes even uncivil. The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction describes one such incident in which a group of white supremacists massacred a group of freedmen and went free.