This is a fascinating story from last week’s NYTimes that tells of a 30yr old unsolved murder case featuring a vicious town bully who was gunned down in broad daylight, the dozens of eyewitnesses who saw nothing and the prosecutor who fought in vain against the town’s resolve to secrecy. I see this is a case where good old fashioned people and community succeeded where the protective infrastructures of modern society failed.
My friend Alex is working on a phd in physics at Columbia University. He emailed me this picture he took inside the department. His email read, “The Manhattan Project was born here.”