The Walking Thread: The Damned (S8, E2)

With “The Damned”, TWD proves without a doubt that this season is living up to its tagline and overarching theme, All-Out War, and anyone who complained that last season moved too slow should definitely be satisfied. This episode is basically wall-to-wall action, barely pausing to take a momentary breath for Rick to look in […]

The Walking Thread: Mercy (S8, E1)

The Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead gives us the first big skirmish in the Saviors vs. Team Rick war, and it’s a solid, tense, well-made opening, though not as spectacular as some of the other season openers. People who complained about the pacing of the last season should be well satisfied here, […]

Wilson's Ministry of Information

The Smithsonian has an interesting article about how Woodrow Wilson created what one journalist called “the nation’s first Ministry of Information” in order to spread propaganda and control the media during WWI:

In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of […]