Morning Belz, July 26
Back in the saddle.
A breakthrough in long-duration batteries — WSJ
South Korean TV: decidedly not woke — BBC
Detroit residents want more cops — USA Today
Nice rundown of a “stunning week” in tech — Faster, Please!
Uber, it turns out, saves lives — NBER
Top-level soccer, the hardest sport — Athletic
David French on structural racism — The Dispatch*
4-part podcast on “Jesus & John Wayne” — Holy Post**
*the David Platt case, it seems to me, lays bare the rejection of any thoughtful discussion of racism by some on the Right. The guy’s not saying all white people are evil, or that we should reject the Enlightenment, or anything all that wild, and yet he’s being sued by his own congregation. Yikes.
**traces how “evangelicalism” morphed into something most closely resembling a pro-America civic religion beginning shortly after World War II.
“The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly...The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” — Proverbs 15
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