Week-end reading

A few long-form articles I came across this week that are worth putting some time aside to dive into. This week-end for example…

The Mob's IT Department

How two technology consultants helped drug traffickers hack the Port of Antwerp

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it.

The Silent Monkey Victims Of The War On Terror

Thousands of animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals, and radiation so that scientists can develop medicines to protect Americans from weapons of mass destruction. Was all this suffering really necessary?

A Long Walk's End

When fugitive James T. Hammes went on the run, he went for a hike

The allure of ISIS resembles that of Tolkien

The ‘cosplay Caliphate’ of ISIS is a deadly fantasy, but a familiar one in the West. It feeds the same urges as Tolkien