Reading List for September 30, 2017

The Demise of a Neighboring Nude Beach The Treasure Coast Nudists chronicle the struggle to keep a West Palm beach clothing optional through the 80s and 90s.

Imagining Hitler In a 1999 Vanity Fair article, Christopher Hitchens reviews a book that traced the origins of Adolph Hitler the monster back to a revolt in Bavaria in the wake of World War I.

Nighthawks The Art Institute of Chicago’s brief write-up about Edward Hopper’s iconic painting of a late-night diner.


Fixed Opinions, or The Hinge of History Joan Didion traces the outlines of the drastic, regressive cultural changes in America that followed in the wake of Sept 11. Although she wrote it in 2003, the essay could just as easily describe America today.

Moral Luck On Aeon, Robert J Hartmann writes about the distinction between bad people and people who do bad things, which, philosophically speaking, aren’t particularly simple to distinguish.

Police Body Cameras Will Do More than Just Record You On Fast Company, Alex Pasternak talks about the coming future of body-worn police cameras, which will almost certainly include facial recognition systems that run passersby through a database.


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