This past summer I noticed a thrilling, new object animating conversation at every meeting of family and friends. Bitcoin! From the academical outskirts of Durham, to the foothills of the Blue Ridge, to prosperous professional suburbs in New Jersey, people engaged you in talk with this distant but intense look in their eyes: do you have . . .
You can get Storz beer on draught at the Cattleman's Bar in the stockyard district of Omaha, Nebraska. Also steak, chops and fish, tobacco and cigarettes, Cobb's Creek whiskey, wine and real 7up.
There are rooms to let next door, upstairs.
November 1938. "Saloon in . . .
“Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur”, says Horace in his ‘Satires’ (1.1.69): “Why do you laugh? Change but the name, and it is of you the story is told.” Karl Marx quotes the Roman poet in his Preface to the First German Edition of ‘Capital’ (1867), to warn Germans they . . .
Three English ships sail into the mouth of a river somewhere on the Eastern shore of North America. It is May 1607 ... the opening sequence of Terrence Malick's "The New World", on the shimmering swells of Wagner's "Das Rheingold".
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Carl Ritter has a valuable discussion of globalism in Quillette magazine, called “The Poverty of Cosmopolitan Historicism”. To clarify terms, globalism or cosmopolitanism is not the same as globalization. Globalization is the growth in flows of trade, investment, people, and ideas across national borders, while . . .
"Coal miner during May 1939 strike. Kempton, West Virginia." 4x5 acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration.
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