Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links


  • Centauri Dreams' Paul Gilster writes about the likely abundance of Earth-like planets in Earth-like orbits.

  • Daniel Drezner writes (1, 2) about how ad hoc coalitions of world powers are able to deal relatively decisively in some matters of global affairs.

  • At The Dragon's Tales, Will Baird notes that Titan's hydrocarbon lakes appear to have floating ice.

  • Eastern Approaches notes the toxicity that disputes over war memorials in the Balkans, noting an Albanian memorial in southern Serbia.

  • False Steps' Paul Drye notes one rocket technology that, if adequately developed, could have let the Soviet Union reach the moon.

  • At A Fistful of Euros, Alexander Harrowell notes that the United States does not want the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

  • Marginal Revolution asks questions about the geographical, historical, and other factors that let free cities survive.

  • The Signal's Bill LeFurgy compares digital archivists' work to that of paleontologists. Nice analogy.

  • Yorkshire Ranter Alexander Harrowell notes that conservative British pundits in the United States are a much smaller and more unrepresentative minority than is often believed.

  • Window on Eurasia notes that Soviet-era apologia for the deadly assault on the Vilnius radio station in 1991 is being used in modern Russia.

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