The Corner

Culture

Monday Links

June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes, and video (including, of course, a Lego re-enactment).

Construction Workers Find Rare Intact Roman Tomb

Where the “No Ending a Sentence with a Preposition” Rule Comes From

Prayers to stop a dog from barking

Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball!

Where to Hit Someone to Inflict the Most Damage.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include secret rooms inside famous landmarks, Father’s Day advice from Homer Simpson, how nuts and bananas came to mean “crazy,” using barbed wire fences as early telephone wiring in the western states, and the anniversary of the Magna Carta signing.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

‘We Can’t Afford It’

Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More