Month: December 2020

The Hunting of the Quark

A personal reminiscence about the landmark high-energy electron scattering experiments that half a century ago led to the discovery of quarks and to a deepened appreciation of the role of evidence in establishing what is true.
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Another ‘Stab in the Back’ Myth?

Germany’s Weimar Republic of 1919–1933 has important lessons for U.S. democracy in the current transition from the Trump to Biden presidencies
— especially the “stab-in-the-back” myth that was promulgated by nationalist and Nazi opponents to undermine the republic’s legitimacy in the public eye.
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