I don’t know if I can parse the subtleties of the politics, but the look is amazing. It’s very representational, while simultaneously being somewhat reminiscent of MAD Magazine in the 1970s. Here’s an appreciation by the blog War Is Boring. Below, a sample.
Big-deck carriers have been made by only one US shipyard since 1961. Could it be more?
(Answer: Maybe. But it would be tough.)
Eugene Wei listens to a podcast (Econtalk) with a fascinating guest (Rachel Laudan, author of Cuisine and Empire) and writes it up in an impressive way. One liner by Wei that should stand alone: “You can generate your own scarcity just by having a broad palate.” But Laudan’s argument that French haute cuisine conquered the world because of diplomacy is at least as good.
Obesity. Not just for humans anymore.