thursday reading list

“A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.”
~ W.H. Auden

Fareed Zakaria writes in the Washington Post on the Syrian Civil War and America becoming perilously close to losing its credibility to waffling on the conflict.

Giant swamp rats are taking over Louisiana and eating everything.

Jeet Heer in the American Prospect on John Meynard Keynes and the sexuality of one of the world’s most famous economists.

The one-time nine-month ruler of Rwanda now lives on government assistance in Virginia. The Washingtonian looks at how the King wants to return if his people will have him.

A look into the old Soviet Union, where scientists attempted to forcibly inseminate women with chimpanzee sperm to create the Soviet Ape Men.

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