"Cows grazed while the scientists worked. Ensuring the animals didn’t trample the excavation, fall into deep pits, or soil the working area with dung proved a daily challenge."
Churchill is third, Lincoln is fourth, and Elizabeth I is fifth.
I demand a recount.
Not the story usually told.
Very interesting story.
Review of two books, Walter R. Newell's Tyrants and Frank Dikötter’s How to Be a Dictator. Reviewer likes both and writes of the latter, "But dictatorship, he reminds us by showing the ways it is fragile, is doomed to fail. The thesis that emerges is a liberal broadside against gloom."
Another simply terrific piece by Kevin D. Williamson.
But when it comes to Wall Street, like so many things in our politics, the fight isn’t really about the thing the fight pretends to be about. “Wall Street” is not a place in Manhattan or the businesses that are (and traditionally were) headquartered in the neighborhood. It is a vapor of anxiety and resentment, a shorthand for the incomprehensible complexity of modern business life that has its uses in the imbecilic politics of our time and in the vast apparatus of self-moronization that enables that politics.
(I vote for "self-moronization" for coinage of the last two years.)
Long but interesting story of a Spanish galleon that sunk off the Oregon coast and left tantalizing traces, and one woman's strenuous attempts to learn more.
An additional, somewhat contradictory detail here: "Passenger list found for shipwrecked galleon off Oregon coast".
And in a different way so is this: "The letter my mum left for us - moments before she was killed at Auschwitz".
"The sun never sets . . . "
I haven't seen yet, but I'd like to. I read that it will come to PBS in May.