Culture, Life

The Dragon in the Room

Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery. ~ Bari Weiss, American opinion writer and editor, in her resignation letter (July 14, 2020) to The New York Times

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My ability to write what I want has been bogged down of late by an overwhelming sense of grief over a nation coming apart at the seams. Continue reading “The Dragon in the Room”

Culture

The Unsung Heroes of Micro-History

Give me a good historical conundrum, a pile of archival records, and that day is a good one for me. Throw in a smoking gun, and I become an absolute bloodhound. And then–if I should further discover something that overturns all previously accepted historical myths and also involves famous people, why it is a positively spectacular day. In that case, it will be all I can do to restrain myself from clanging symbols on the public square. Continue reading “The Unsung Heroes of Micro-History”