Alarm about alarmism

ANOTHER MUST READ ON #CLIMATE by Judith Curry @curryja

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3 Consigli per l’estate: Grossman Guimaraes R. e Leopardi


Le mie preferenze di lettura IN ASSOLUTO.

Capita che ne siano rimasti fuori – di poco – i voli Pindarici, Omero Lucrezio Dante Cervantes Galileo padre Ricci Hume Smith Kant Hoelderlin la Achmatova e Yves Bonnefoy.

Ecco il podio della contemporaneità, filosofia poesia racconti-romanzi saggi e scienza.
Un unico moderno non contemp.: Giacomo. Ma poi ho aggiunto il suo maestro di italiano e letteratura Galileo.

1 Joao Guimaraes Rosa 1908-67, Grande Sertao. Veredas (intraducibile: solo per questo, vale la pena imparare il bras.-port.; anche per mulatt* o minute bellezze caboclo di Belem e Sertao)
2 Tutto Giacomo Leopardi 1798-1837 letto in tanti modi (non da E. Severino!), ma l’introduzione classica è il libro di P. Citati che ti porta dentro la mente di Giacomo in ogni stagione
3 Vassilij S. Grossman 1905-64, vita e destino. Lo scoprii negli anni ‘90 perché era il romanzo di rif. del mio filosofo personale, Emmanuel Levinas 1906-95. Di EL i 2 più grandi essays di sempre (Totalité et Infini 1961, Autrement qu’être ou au-delà de l’essence 1974): rifondazione di una filosofia non-classica, extra Cartesiana, dopo Heidegger e Shoah. Partendo dalla visione originaria, prima del determinismo linguistico, del volto di Autrui


Sotto al podio:
4 Thomas S Eliot 1888-1965, The Waste Land. Locus classicus per noi Sussex pupils: il weekend di sesso in albergo a Brighton, al v. …
5 Horcynus Orca, di Stefano D’Arrigo 1919-92 (il più giovane dei qui nominati, della gen. di mio papà). Anche, un parco di Messina; e la comprensione dell’umanità, intelligenza e gran cattiveria dei delfini

6 Galileo Galilei 1564- 1642, Il Saggiatore del 1623 e Dialogo … 1632,


Listen to track in TIDAL – Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode. RIP the coinventorvof the rock and roll!

Who does remember the Armenian democide? Not Er Do(g) Can



Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Nazi Germany (1933-45)

“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”

[August 22, 1939]

My decision to attack Poland was arrived at last spring. Originally, I feared that the political constellation would compel me to strike simultaneously at England, Russia, France, and Poland. Even this risk would have had to be taken.

Ever since the autumn of 1938, and because I realized that Japan would not join us unconditionally and that Mussolini is threatened by that nit-wit of a king and the treasonable scoundrel of a crown prince, I decided to go with Stalin.

In the last analysis, there are only three great statesmen in the world, Stalin, I, and Mussolini. Mussolini is the weakest, for he has been unable to break the power of either the crown or the church. Stalin and I are the only ones who envisage the future and nothing but the future. Accordingly, I shall in a few weeks stretch out my hand to Stalin at the common German-Russian frontier and undertake the redistribution of the world with him.

Our strength consists in our speed and in our brutality. Genghis Khan led millions of women and children to slaughter — with premeditation and a happy heart. History sees in him solely the founder of a state. It’s a matter of indifference to me what a weak western European civilization will say about me.

I have issued the command — and I’ll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad — that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formations in readiness — for the present only in the East — with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (Lebensraum) which we need.

Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?


Kevork B. Bardakjian, Hitler and the Armenian Genocide (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Zoryan Institute, 1985).

The text above is the English version of the German document handed to Louis P. Lochner in Berlin. It first appeared in Lochner’s What About Germany? (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1942), pp. 1-4. The Nuremberg Tribunal later identified the document as L-3 or Exhibit USA-28. Two other versions of the same document appear in Appendices II and III. For the German original cf. Akten zur Deutschen Auswartigen Politik 1918-1945, Serie D, Band VII, (Baden-Baden, 1956), pp. 171-172.



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What if everything you know is wrong?

One of the nice things about working in counterintelligence is the acceptance of the notion that some things are not quite what they seem to be. (One of the bad things is that it can make you weird…

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Da Michele, Stoke Newington

The long-awaited opening weekend of Naples most famous pizzeria, often billed as “the best pizza in the world” I was super excited to get the chance to finally taste this pizza. If you&…

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Books to look out for in 2017

Maggie by David Cannadine.
Richard Florida on urban crises.
The amazing NYC Trilogy Author, back to a novel after a 7 years pause: 4 3 2 1.
New interpretations on the Communist putsch in St Petersburg, 100 years later: more focus on the role of war, Germany and foreign powers – intelligence.
Etc. etc.