Last night I viewed the new documentary film, Command and Control from director Robert Kenner. It was released January 10, 2017, and broadcast by PBS as part of its American Experience series.  The documentary is based on Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The book focused on the explosion, as well as other Broken Arrow incidents during the Cold War. It was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History. Continue reading Command and Control: Damascus Titan Missile Explosion
Monthly Archives: January 2017
One Million Views!
January 29, 2017
I started my blog in December 2013 and began to use site stats to record traffic in February 2014. Now, just less than three years later, I have passed 1,000,000 page views. Continue reading One Million Views!
Alternative Facts: Did Orwell Make This Stuff Up?
For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then? ~ George Orwell, 1984. Continue reading Alternative Facts: Did Orwell Make This Stuff Up?
Why Truth Matters
Truth, holding a mirror and a serpent (1896). Olin Levi Warner, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.
Harry Frankfurt on Bullshit And Lying
Emeritus professor of philosophy at Princeton Harry Frankfurt‘s book, On Bullshit, was a surprise bestseller a few years ago. Given the public musings about our recently installed President, I thought it time to revisit the main idea of the book. Continue reading Harry Frankfurt on Bullshit And Lying