Nora Ephron

“It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, “They lived happily ever after” and the following quarter century warning that they’ll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are entering a third era, in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism:… Read More Nora Ephron

Historical Fake News

Fake news is nothing new since governments and powerful individuals have always used information as a weapon to boost their support and suppress dissidence. During Roman times, disinformation was widespread. Conspirators used fake news about Julius Caesar appointing himself emperor to engender support for his assassination. Subsequently, Octavian famously used a campaign of disinformation to… Read More Historical Fake News

La scarpa di Kruscev

12 ottobre 1960 Durante l’Assemblea generale delle Nazioni Unite il segretario del partito comunista russo Nikita Kruscev si toglie una scarpa e la picchia ripetutamente sul tavolo per protestare contro intervento del delegato filippino che stava parlando delle politiche dell’Unione Sovietica nei confronti dell’Europa dell’Est. Quel gesto di protesta è diventato una delle immagini-icona del… Read More La scarpa di Kruscev