I drove up to Yellowstone last week and stayed at the Old Faithful Lodge. It was a great trip. Photo above.
NATO released a short film on the Forest Brothers, the resistance in the Baltic States to the Soviet Union after World War II. Russia isn’t happy about it. A longer history of the Forest Brothers. More here. Both have links to the film.
Another long read: The US military continues open burning of explosives and other waste.
Maryam Mirzakhani is the only woman to have won the Fields Medal, the equivalent in mathematics of the Nobel Prizes. She died last week from breast cancer. New York Times obituary. New Yorker obituary.
A new project from Alex Wellerstein: Reinventing Civil Defense. Looking forward to seeing what they produce. Civil readiness for a variety of emergencies (floods, epidemics) in addition to nuclear war is a good idea. And there is much overlap in what is needed.
Questioning whether mutually assured destruction (MAD) was a stabilizing force in the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. What drove the arms race seems to have been the fear, on both sides, that the other might break out of MAD.