Just some Memorial Day Weekend links for you.
Come to think of it, when was the last time I had an actual honest-to-goodness Memorial Day Weekend? I hope this one is that. May it be so for you, even if you're not in the US and don't celebrate.
Zakaria's right, Xi's stupid bullying behavior is very good news for the rest of us, if it keeps us alert to what the PRC is after, because the PRC is after Bad Things.
Fun piece about a book on the many generations of thinkers prophesying the end of capitalism. “Reading this lively and learned—and confusing and sometimes confused—book strengthens the impression that the Left has reached an intellectual dead end, and perhaps a political dead end as well.”
Is there a “bias in reality” towards the Democratic party in the US? This language always reminds me of Ron Ziegler, Richard Nixon's press secretary, telling the press that a previous statement was "non-operative," by which he meant, it was a lie. This report tries really hard to avoid noting that the current GOP is insane. And the report fails to avoid noting that. As it should fail. Because the current GOP is insane.
The poet A.E. Stallings writes on translating about a plague during a pandemic.
Will Yale be able to reform its humanities PhD programs? An interesting piece on that.
Be well. Stay safe. Stay off-line, ok?