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Is it time to reassess the Arms Trial, and the role of Jack Lynch?
www.linkedin.com
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Former Taoiseach John Bruton reviews the new book by Michael Heney, and adds a few points of his own.

The great lockdown: was it worth it?
www.ceps.eu
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A "yes" from Daniel Gros at @CEPS_Thinktank.

02/06/2020
Will a Covid-19 vaccine signal an end to the anti-vaccine movement?
edition.cnn.com
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Vaccine scientist Dr @PeterHotez & @Rotary’s @JohnHewko reflect. One can only hope.

The Space Review: The genre-defining astronaut/ex-astronaut autobiographies
www.thespacereview.com
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More books that I would really like to read!

02/06/2020
Someone says nice things about PERILOUS AND FAIR
sacnoths.blogspot.com
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Someone links to an old review of mine.

01/06/2020
The problem of modelling: Public policy and the coronavirus
www.the-tls.co.uk
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Long and interesting read by Paul Collier.

01/06/2020
COVID Underdogs: Mongolia
medium.com
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Extraordinary success.

30/05/2020
Picking the Next WTO Director-General: Resignation and Early-Movers
www.csis.org
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*Very* interesting list of candidates.

29/05/2020
Arthur. C. Clarke’s July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century
medium.com

@randyfmcdonald on the future we didn't have.

29/05/2020
Discover the Home of Thrones Virtually
visitbelfast.com
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Virtual tour of Game of Thrones locations in Northern Ireland!

29/05/2020
The Apollo Mission That Nearly Ended With a Mutiny in Space
www.history.com
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None of the Apollo 7 astronauts flew in space again...

28/05/2020
A Call to All Governments: Work Together Now to Stop Cyberattacks on the Healthcare Sector
cyberpeaceinstitute.org
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#CyberPeace #DefendHealthcare #Cybersecurity Impressive list of signatories! #client

27/05/2020
The politics of the spice rack: cumin
www.newstatesman.com
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"Cumin has a unique distinction: it is the only English word whose ancestry can be traced back to Sumerian" Brilliant from @stephenkb.

27/05/2020
South Philly judge of elections pleads guilty to stuffing ballot boxes, accepting bribes
www.phillyvoice.com
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He “stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear”

22/05/2020
Partition policy deepened by Covid 19
esraaygin.blogspot.com
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@esraaygin looks at how the covert policy of permanent partition of Cyprus is becoming real, thanks to “pandemic measures”.

21/05/2020
CBS All Access sets new Star Trek Series starring Anson Mount as Captain Pike
www.cultureslate.com
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Prequel to the original series! h/t @leana_ahmed

21/05/2020
Come On and Zoom-Zoom
www.newyorker.com
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A kids tv show that I remember well from living in the USA in 1973-4. “Oh-two-one-three-FOUR!”

21/05/2020
The Uncounted Dead
fivethirtyeight.com
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This is really grim reading, but useful to understand where the statistics (especially the US statistics) are coming from.

The big questions left hanging by the Liberal Democrats' 2019 post-mortem
www.newstatesman.com
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Interesting critique of the Thornhill report by @steohenkb.

19/05/2020
Thirty-six Thousand Feet Under the Sea
www.newyorker.com
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Long but compelling story of the man who wanted to visit the deepest point of all five oceans.

19/05/2020
Wildflowers thriving at Giant's Causeway in absence of visitors during coronavirus lockdown
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

A rather small but colourful silver lining.

Crooked Timber — Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made
crookedtimber.org
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What to do when your body forgets how to be well, by @MariaFarrell.

18/05/2020
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