Bio: Dylan Thomas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dylan Thomas Thomas at the Gotham Book Mart,in New York City, 1952 Born Dylan Marlais Thomas27 October 1914Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom Died 9 November 1953 (aged 39)Greenwich Village, New York City, United States Resting place Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales Occupation Poet and writer Spouse Caitlin Macnamara ​(m. 1937)​ Children Llewelyn Edouard Thomas (1939–2000)Aeronwy Bryn Thomas (1943–2009)Colm Garan … Continue reading Bio: Dylan Thomas

“Truth” Drugs in Interrogation

APPROVED FOR RELEASECIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM22 SEPT 93 (cia.gov) Effects of narcosis and considerations relevant to its possible counterintelligence use. “TRUTH” DRUGS IN INTERROGATION George Bimmerle The search for effective aids to interrogation is probably as old as man’s need to obtain information from an uncooperative source and as persistent as his impatience to shortcut any tortuous … Continue reading “Truth” Drugs in Interrogation

When Profits and Politics Drive Science: Rushing a Vaccine to Market for a Vanishing Virus

Posted on June 4, 2020 by Ellen Brown (ellenbrown.com) More than 100 companies are competing to be first in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market. It’s a race against time, not because the death rate is climbing but because it is falling – to the point where there will soon be too few subjects … Continue reading When Profits and Politics Drive Science: Rushing a Vaccine to Market for a Vanishing Virus

“The Drugs Inside Your Head” by Erik Vance

On Being with Krista Tippett September 19, 2019 (onbeing.org) Subscribe  Science writer and reporter Erik Vance says today’s brain scientists are like astronomers of old: They’ve unsettled humanity’s sense of itself by redrawing our picture of the cosmos within our own heads. Vance has investigated the healing power of stories and the “theater of medicine” … Continue reading “The Drugs Inside Your Head” by Erik Vance

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

May 14, 2018 Issue (newyorker.com) The idea that authoritarianism attracts workers harmed by the free market, which emerged when the Nazis were in power, has been making a comeback. By Caleb Crain A new book blames authoritarianism on politicians entranced by the free market. Illustration by Alvaro Dominguez; photograph from iStock / Getty In London, in the nineteen-thirties, the émigré … Continue reading Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?