U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.
William Pitt the Younger riding on the back of George III while surveying the French squadron, 1803. © Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris / Bridgeman Images.
Volume IX, Number 1 | winter 2016
Concerned about pigeons carrying military communications, German troops in occupied Belgium during World War I would shoot at overhead flocks. Such fears had not abated by World War II, when the British government ordered a systematic slaughter of pigeons throughout the UK, and inmates at British and Australian interment camps were banned from approaching birds on compound grounds.
A regime which combines perpetual surveillance with total indulgence is hardly conducive to healthy development.- P.D. James, 1992
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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