Friday, June 26, 2020

Links 26 June 2020

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Ben Pentreath enjoying life in quarantine at his country house in Dorset.

Matt Yglesias reviews The End of Policing by Alex Vitale, finds it unconvincing.

NY Times photo and text essay about the building of huge container ships. I wanted more diagrams, but still interesting.

Chanters House, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's boyhood home, is up for sale; they're even throwing in the 22,000-volume library. Asking price is £7 million.

Interesting NY Times story about Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, who has lately been the face of the North Korean regime.

Nice Smithsonian article on the Maya city of Uxmal.

Delightful 5-minute video of a deep dive off Australia's west cost.

Slate interviews seven police officers about the current situation.

NY Times obituary of Zeev Sternhell, a Holocaust survivor and social scientist who spent the past 20 years arguing that Israel was falling captive to the same kind of extreme nationalism that drove the Jews out of Europe.

Yangyang Cheng at the NY Times on the Chinese government's use of traditional medicine to promote nationalism.

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