Map shows Middle East based on who actually holds territory

From Geopolitical Futures via Joshua Landis. Seems rough on details. If Islamic State gets wee satellites down in Yemen, you'd think the Sinai Insurgents would at least get some diagonal shading! Read the rest

Trump calls for nuclear rearmament

It might not have dawned on you, because the media and social networks have a certain way of making everything seem unreal or contingent or liminal.

But we're all going to die.

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Fallout shelter ads

On the always-excellent How to Be a Retronaut site, a great collection of 1960s fallout shelter ads, a perfect capsule of upbeat, cheerful fear-selling.

Fallout Shelter Ads, 1960s Read the rest