* The New Yorker
takes a look at bicycle people
* The Believer
considers Allen Ginsberg's “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” which it calls "the last antiwar poem."
Aiken Republican on the radio 60,000
Northvietnamese troops now infiltrated but over 250,000
South Vietnamese armed men
our Enemy —
Not Hanoi our enemy
Not China our enemy
The Viet Cong!
McNamara made a “bad guess”
“Bad Guess?” chorused the Reporters.
Yes, no more than a Bad Guess, in 1962
* The Time Traveler podcast has a 1974 speech by Isaac Asimov on utopian change
. (via Bookslut
) It's good. But Isaac, say it ain't so:
...As a result I hate literary critics, who have been described to me as remembling, you should excuse the expression, eunuchs in a harem: they can observe, study, and analyze, but they can't do it themselves.
* This week's Mother Jones
has a cover story on climate change
, as well as a subject near and dear to my heart, high-school debate