- Burying Leni Riefenstahl: one woman’s lifelong crusade against Hitler’s favourite film-maker (The Guardian) A story about how Riefenstahl dishonestly recast herself as an artist uninvolved with Nazi atrocities, and woman who made it her obsession to reveal the truth. The parallels to Albert Speer are rather striking.
- The Secret History of the U.S. Diplomatic Failure in Afghanistan (New Yorker) They have forgotten nothing, and they have learned nothing.
- What is ESG Investing? MSCI Ratings Focus on Corporate Bottom Line (Bloomberg) “Environmental, Social, and Governance” investing is largely just a scam.
- The new US nutrition aid strategy undermines Africa’s hungriest (Al Jazeera) This is a feature, not a bug. The US uses food aid in an attempt to enforce hegemony in staple crops.
- Built to Lie (American Prospect) A Mo Tkacik review of the Boeing expose Built to Lie. It is a portrait of a company C-Suite that has no concerns beyond their next bonus cycle.
- New York has a huge rat problem. These vigilantes with dogs think they can fix it (The Guardian) Worst hobby ever.
- Collapse of Thwaites Eastern Ice Shelf by intersecting fractures. (American Geophysical Union) If the Thwaits collapses, there could be a sea level rise on the order of 3 feet.
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