This Week in Old

December 18th, 2010

-Jimmy Carter goes with the “short answer” when discussing his biggest failures as president. (Big Think)

-Joshua Hammer airs out Nelson Mandela’s dirty Batik shirts. (The New Republic)

-Meghan Daum’s reality check on Larry King’s legacy. (Los Angeles Times)

-Early-detection Alzheimer’s tests are turning into a moral dilema for doctors. (New York Times)

-CNN and the Morgan Freeman death-tweet hoax. (New York Daily News)

-Scientists quit rehearsing their Yorrick monologues long enough identify the embalmed head of France’s King Henri IV. (Washington Post)