Top Ten for August 5, 2021

Next-gen AC

Two great lectures by Adam Tooze on Germany: 150th Anniversary of German Unification: Bismarck, Realpolitik, and Birth of a Nation and The Wages of Destruction

Excellent explainer vid on the recent ISS docking problems – also How the Space Station Moves In Orbit Like A Spaceship

RIP Chicago house legend Paul Johnson

Legal Systems Very Different Than Ours

Is Taiwan Next? and relatedly a Caspian Report on the likelihood/challenges of an invasion

Being held hostage by the stupidest person: the Food and Drug Administration

Terrific NYer profile of the artist Kerry James Marshall

American incarceration has a lot more to do with class than race

The smooth sounds of Stanley Clarke