Jun 5, 2020 • 1HR 23M

The Grand Prize Vin-ner

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In this crazy time we’re living in, what’s the most accurate historical parallel? 1968? The 1420s? UMass Boston historian and all-around smart dude Vincent Cannato returns to the show for the second time to remind us of the scary-but-true reality: we are actually living in an unprecedented era. As the ancient faux-Chinese curse says, “May you live in interesting times.”

Show Notes:

-Vin’s books

-Just in case you’d like to get admitted to the Vatican archives

-Blue check-mark Twitter in an uproar over a Tom Cotton op-ed

-Jonah’s review of A Return to Modesty

-The Power Broker by Robert Caro

-The Confucius Institute, quite literally on the dole of their Chinese paymasters

-If you have a subscription, read the wonderfully-named Francois Furstenburg in the Chronicle

-Is Bill Barr right that history is written by the winners?

-Ronald Radosh’s Prophets on the Right

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