U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.
Photochrome of a glacier, Grindelwald, Switzerland, c. 1890. © Rijksmuseum.
Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017
“Utter damned rot!” is what William Berryman Scott, a former president of the American Philosophical Society, said in response to Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift, first proposed in 1912. “Wegener is not seeking the truth,” said a doubtful geologist, “he is advocating a cause and is blind to every argument and fact that tells against it.”
I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts.- Herman Melville, 1853
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#11 John Strausbaugh
Lewis H. Lapham talks with John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War. More