This week -- in addition to becoming the very last person in my demographic to see the full run of the Da Ali G Show
, for the reasons articulated below
), and seeing Wordplay
(the crossword puzzle movie, also good, surprisingly so) -- I had the rare privilege of finally reading a book for class that I can recommend in good conscience on the blog: A History of Bombing
by Sven Lindqvist. Airplanes and imperialism, genocide and global thermonuclear war: if you want to know the history of the twentieth century, this is the only book you need.