The fate of political movements comes down to a simple adage: Either you master history or history masters you. In the case of the recently mighty Republican Party, we are about to see if it can truly get beyond the obsessive roller-coaster ride that has been the Trump era.
January 29, 2021
The pre-eminent 19th-century American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau had a thing for the regenerative power of swamps. As he put it: “A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it, than by the woods and swamps that surround it.”
January 22, 2021
Who better than the sublime author of “The Plague,” the existentialist writer Albert Camus, to sum up this dreadful, awful year? As he put it in the conclusion of his masterpiece: “All that man could win in the game of plague and life was knowledge and memory.”
January 01, 2021