Shadi talks through his inner conflicts. Damir responds by minimizing the reality of what is happening. Also: why Americans are all fundamentalists (whether secular or religious), the appropriateness of activist-journalism, the empty symbolism of woke politics, and whether the New York Times should(n’t) be our lodestar.
“Our Deathwish” by Jacob Siegel (Tablet)
“The Coronavirus Killed the Revolution”, by Shadi Hamid (The Atlantic)
Waverley, by Sir Walter Scott