A Reminder on this World AIDS Day

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I came across this image of a page from And the Band Played On a couple of weeks ago. Randy Shilts makes an apt comparison here. Just something to think about on World AIDS Day.

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George Orwell and the Weapons of Democracy

George Orwell’s 1984 is sometimes described as his essay Politics and the English Language rewritten as a novel. While 1984 certainly extrapolates themes discussed in Politics, most of the world-building for 1984 comes from a different Orwell essay. You and the Atomic Bomb was published in October 1945, just two months after the Japanese surrender. In it Orwell considers whether the atomic bomb is […]

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Nuclear Friday: It Came from Kwajalein

If you follow defense news you probably noticed that there was an important successful test of the long-awaited midcourse-intercept exoatmospheric kill vehicle. The EKV was  the payload of a Boeing designed Ground Based Interceptor launched from Vandenberg AFB in California. After being accelerated to tremendous speeds to the edge of space, the EKV intercepted an inert […]

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