Folks, I’m preparing classes, both are completely new preparations, very much outside my field, so I have nothing fun to share, unless you are desperately in need of a lecture on the differences and, much more curiously, similarities between the totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and Spain in the twentieth century. (Bonus points for those who can point out the similarities beyond the obvious point that they were both totalitarian.)
In the meantime, I’m suggesting this great link from JD Vance on the transformations within modern conservatism. See or read, also, Tucker Carlson’s great monologue from January, 2 referenced at the link. Short recap for the very busy: there are some conservatives who are waking up to the sheer unadulterated idiocy of the belief that “the market is always right” and other conservatives are reacting like the hysterical fools that they are. It’s a great development, and I obviously hope that this awakening finally puts an end to “the wisdom of the markets” dogma.
Sorry, got to run, the course on totalitarian regimes won’t teach itself.