Tag: Brazil

  • A brief look at gold mines

    Gold mines are worth gold, and wars are fought for them, as we know. See, below, a famous photo of a gold mine. See more of SebastiĆ£o Salgado’s photos of the mine Serra Pelada. The above photo and the others on the same site are not from 1895 or even 1905 or 1925 or 1955.…

  • Homage to The Intercept

    Let me admit at once that my news source is not normally The Intercept. I prefer a rather more chatty paper, one that is not too angry, one that helps me feel that I am a member of society, not a besieged and defenceless island. The problem is that most such papers need sponsors and…

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