Some interesting news from a South Korean intelligence service has made some international headlines this past week. It seems that Kim Jong-un, who assumed the office of “Supreme Leader of the DPRK” on December 30th, 2011 after the death of his father Kim Jong-il, has a severe anxiety problem. The last time I talked about Kim Jong-un on this site, it was about his “endorsement” of Donald Trump. But, just like how Donald Trump’s campaign is appearing more desperate, it’s been announced that the North Korean dictator is having some problems, too.
Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill is an extraordinary historical read consisting of humankind’s records and assumptions of disease throughout our known past. From the construction of early human migrations up until briefly mentioned cases of disease within the 20th century, the original book was published in 1975. The version I acquired, however, was a version printed with a revised preface discussing Ebola and Aids which was re-published in 1998.