Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino at the Battle of San Romano , by Paolo Uccello, c. 1435–1460. National Gallery, London.

Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino at the Battle of San Romano, by Paolo Uccello, c. 1435–1460. National Gallery, London.

States of War

Volume 1, Number 1 | winter 2008

Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.

—Carl Sandburg, 1936

Lapham’sDaily

Man and Woman Being Chased by Bees (detail), by Honoré Daumier. The New York Public Library, Art and Picture Collection.

DÉjÀ Vu

The Perfect Swarm

2018:

The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.

1906:

Bees take over a Los Angeles street as spectators watch.

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The World in Time

Jill Lepore

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States. More