Falling Out of Love with a Comedian

I once laughed at every joke Ricky Gervais told, but now I can’t stand him. Isn’t it odd that one’s sense of humour can change?

What Would Plato Make of Boris Johnson?

From The Economist:

In “The Republic”, Plato argued that the most important qualities in a statesman were truthfulness and expertise. A good statesman will “never willingly tolerate an untruth”. […] He will spend his life studying everything that he needs to make him a good captain of the ship of state—“the seasons of the year, the sky, the stars, the winds and other professional subjects”. Mr Johnson has spent his life dealing in untruths

Utterly Unfit to Be Prime Minister

Boris Johnson cares for nothing but his own fame and gratification, Max Hastings, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, writes for the Guardian.

Methane Detected on Mars

“Mars, it appears, is belching a large amount of a gas that could be a sign of microbes living on the planet today,” Kenneth Chang of the New York Times reports.

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