The Grand Prize Vin-ner

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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