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

Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

—Winston Churchill, 1939

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

Jim Holt

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Jim Holt, author of When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. More