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Kevin Kruse, who apparently combines the patience of a saint with the endurance of a marathon runner, has ripped apart the scurrilous liar Dinesh D’Souza on Twitter. D’Souza, who counts for what passes as an intellectual in Trumpian circles, shares with reactionary centrists like Bari Weiss and Caitlin Flanagan a tendency to present grotesque parodies […]
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Agricultural Revolutions

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On August 14, 2018
While food issues as political activism get nowhere the attention among liberals that it did a decade ago (remember the Michael Pollan for Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture boomlet in late 2008?), our food supply is deeply unsustainable. I am skeptical of most agricultral innovations in this sense because while they have consistently done a great […]
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A timely reminder: Tony Judt recalls debating David Brooks in the run-up to the Iraq invasion—a catastrophic action still wrecking countries—& realizing Brooks knew nothing & was quite serene about that. And was typical. pic.twitter.com/VLtXXONpZM — Jedediah Purdy (@JedediahSPurdy) August 12, 2018 The run-up to the Iraq War is an absolutely critical moment in understanding […]
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