My partner had never seen this movie, so we began it last night and will finish tonight.
Meanwhile, this week’s issue of The Week has a nice summary, on its “Best columns: The U.S.” page, of this Washington Post opinion piece…
Washington Post, Fareed Zakaria, 5 May 2022: The abortion battle may be the precursor to even larger struggles.
The Week‘s headline is more pertinent: “Why the U.S. is so polarized.”
A few more thoughts today, about Vangelis’ music.
(With an endpiece.)
Paul Krugman is back from vacation.
NYT, Paul Krugman, 16 May 2022: From Voodoo to MAGA to Buffalo
I never thought I’d say this, but I miss voodoo economics.
NYT, 15 May 2022: A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P., subtitled, “Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.”
The New Yorker, Kathleen Belew (assistant professor of history at U of Chicago) interviewed by Isaac Chotiner, 15 May 2022: Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, subtitled, “An expert on the white-power movement and the ‘great replacement’ theory puts the act of terror in context.”
Some fascinating context and background.
Only time for a couple quick links.
We told you so.