As the Climate Wars enter their second century, a London Review of Books double review of:
The Wright Brothers and
Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Is Shaping Our Futureoddly recalls recent vanity press efforts to interrupt scientific careers:
'There are a number of suggestive parallels between Musk and the Wrights...One very odd thing is a parallel to do with bullies: Musk was set on and beaten half to death by a gang of thugs at his school ...
Wilbur Wright was attacked so badly at the age of 18 – beaten with a hockey stick – that he took years to recover from his injuries
His assailant , Oliver Crook Haugh , went on to become a notorious serial killer."