Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 26, 2018)


  • Parvusimperator is now onto Volume 3 of Shelby Foote’s Civil War! Much like McClellan on the Peninsula, I am constantly looking at Volume 1 and saying, “I can take it, I just need another cup of coffee.”


Guns (etc.)


  • The ABC Conjecture: proved or not? – I share this in large part because Quanta is reliably excellent math, science, and technology writing, and deserves to be on your reading list.
  • Catholic drama in China – The short version is, the Vatican struck a deal with the Chinese Communist Party to let the CCP have a say in the nomination of local bishops. In doing so, they’ve robbed themselves of some legitimacy there, in favor of not rocking the boat too much. Especially in authoritarian places, Christianity is by nature a boat-rocking religion.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 26, 2018)

    1. Fishbreath Post author

      I’ll let parvusimperator write his own article and just say that electronic ignition and stacked-block ammo is the nuclear fusion of small arms technology, in that it’s always about ten years away.

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