5.15.2017 Nearly Naked Links

From Friday’s and Saturday’s Files

Ian Welsh on Nature’s ‘Curves’ –
http://www.ianwelsh.net/nature-does-not-grade-on-a-curve/

Mediated Mendacities –
http://www.ianwelsh.net/lying-liars-the-media-and-broken-democracies/

‘Vigilance’ in San Francisco’s History – http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-vigilante-committee-organizes-in-san-francisco

Assassinating Nuns, etc. – http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40476-the-us-never-stopped-training-and-arming-brutal-latin-american-regimes

Lessons from Big Strike –
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20107/what_the_big_may_day_strike_in_a_small_pennsylvania_city_teaches_us

Drone Warfare Documentary –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/05/bird-m05.html

Liberal SOP Perspetives on War –
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/05/25/american-art-disasters-of-world-war-i/

Inequality’s Deleterious Impacts –
http://lithub.com/how-inequality-shortens-lifespans/

Beyond Shia Sunni –
https://jhiblog.org/2017/05/08/islamic-history-beyond-sunni-shia/

An Occam’s Razor –
https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2017/05/mental-model-occams-razor/

Contemporary Latin American Political Conundrums – http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/09/book-m09.html

Right Wing Perspectives on Commie Centenary – 
http://quillette.com/2017/05/08/hundred-years-communism/

Missing Important Things Due to Trump Obsessions –
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176277/tomgram%3A_andrew_bacevich%2C_what_obsessing_about_you-know-who_causes_us_to_miss/

Ross Anderson on Technology’s ‘Threats’ –
https://www.edge.org/conversation/ross_anderson-the-threat

Evaluating ‘Gig Economics’ –
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/15/is-the-gig-economy-working

Chicago Illustrates Charter’s Negative Consequences –
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/chicago-shows-how-charter-school-profiteering-undermines-bleeds-public-schools-without-no-performance-improvement-and-higher-segregation.html

Resonance of Left Politics in Latin America – 
https://theconversation.com/why-latin-america-has-not-yet-fallen-out-with-left-wing-politics-76200

Unacknowledged Costs of War –
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176278/tomgram%3A_william_hartung%2C_ignoring_the_costs_of_war/