“We are under attack every single day. The threats are relentless.” This statement was made yesterday by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Under attack every single day? There has not been one single terrorist attack in the United States this year. There has not
Today, Donald Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly released a memo directing the spending of billions of dollars to construct new detention camps and to hire ten thousand new agents with Customs and Border Patrol to work as a deportation squad. Neither Trump
There is enough interesting material about the Black Death of medieval Eurasia to fill several books. I would have loved to have read more about the contemporary and subsequent folklore about the plague, for instance. Yet, John Kelly seems to have avoided such rich areas of material. For that reason, I suggest that people interested in the history of the plague avoid The Great Mortality.