November 10, 2004

Links of the Day

Some links for you:

  • The Wall Street Journal discusses the impact of former Nazi rocketeers on the development of Huntsville, Alabama, where Wernher von Braun and his associates helped build the U.S. space program.
  • In The New Republic Online, E.J. Graff asks why nearly a quarter of gay voters supported Bush in 2004.
  • Newsday reviews a new book about "Nixon at the Movies."
  • The Moscow Times looks at a new book by Masha Gessen, a memoir of how her grandmothers survived Hitler's war and Stalin's peace.
  • Chris Mooney looks at the religious right's efforts to combat mainstream science by producing "experts" of its own.
  • Joseph Nye, a former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, has written a "a middling novel about power, politics and (oh my) sex in Washington," according to this Washington Post review.
  • In Bookforum, James Surowiecki reviews a reissued volume of A.J. Liebling's columns about boxing.
  • The Economist discusses the archaeological search for what was once Italy's largest city.
  • In The Boston Phoenix, Dan Kennedy describes the five ultra-conservative Republicans who've just been elected to the Senate.
  • People love reading about the Civil War and World War II, so why don't they also read about the military history of the revolution?

If I get sufficiently bored, I'll tack a few more links on to the end of this list.

Posted by Ed at November 10, 2004 08:24 PM


The word "rocketeer" makes me think of that movie, with the dude with the jetpack and the art deco helmet:

Posted by: Matt at November 10, 2004 11:04 PM

I thought the same thing when I saw the article. I don't think the dude with the jetpack was a Nazi, though! (But that might have made the move more... well, interesting.)

Posted by: Ed at November 10, 2004 11:54 PM
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