ArchiveMarch 2019

Another look at Churchill’s scientist

A fascinating podcast from Malcolm Gladwell, from his Revisionist History series, puts the human cause of a massive famine in Bengal in 1943 down to the relationship between Churchill and Frederick Lindemann, his highly eccentric chief scientist. I don’t have any interest in wartime Bengal but Lindemann, later often called Cherwell (as in Lord Cherwell) plays a cameo role in Britain’s. . .

42 minutes re North Korean nuke war risks

Van Jackson’s “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War” stunned me last year. Compulsory reading for anyone interested in nuclear proliferation, etc. Now Van Jackson has made a 42-minute documentary on the subject. “The Nuclear Button: How Trump and Kim Blustered to the Brink of War” is fascinating, the same points as the book but nonetheless quite. . .

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