'Modern Marvels: The Cape Cod Canal':
The History Channel
ran a good 'Modern Marvels'
show last night on the building of the Cape Cod Canal. I had no idea how daunting and controversial the project was at the time. Author Robert Farson
was quoted in the documentary. ... Here's another book
on the Canal. ... FYI: The show repeats on June 25 at 4 p.m. Use the History Channel's search engine and type 'canal' to find more on the episode. I couldn't find a permanent link.'Statue panned every witch way':
The Salem 'Bewitched' statue
is actually worse than feared. It's nothing more than a silly corporate commercial. ... But read till the end of the article and see what a certain historian considers 'serious' treatment of witch history in Salem. The invasion of Panama? When push comes to shove, the ideological high-brow can always be counted on to out-silly the silly. ...Update
-- Speaking of high-brow silliness.
... Is it low-brow to wish the cable had snapped?'Unpoliced conversation':
The Archbishop of Canterbury
is worried about 'unpoliced conversation' over the web. Compared to 'policed conversation,' Reverend? But, curiously, Williams' main thoughts on the new medium are contained only in the lede. The rest of the article is about the sins of the traditional media. ... 'The left gets a memo': Michael Kinsley
, in an op-ed reprinted in the CSM
, says he's not buying into the fuss over the Downing Street Memo. But he's impressed with the left's 'promotional infrastructure' that's pushing the issue. ... To repeat a previous point on the memo: old news.