We have a tremendous depth and breadth of articles for you to peruse this week. Of course, Ukraine dominates our attention, as it does most of the world. Paying subscribers can access the Quillette editorial on the invasion, Shmuel Bar provides extensive analysis of geopolitical strategy, Alexey Muraviev looks at tactical and operational issues on the ground, and Robert Ginzburg looks at the alarming rhetoric delivered by Putin to Russians at home.
Other essays which are of remarkable quality this week include AWOL Black Fathers, an astonishing memoir written by father and grandfather, John Washington, who grew up in the Jim Crow South. Putin's Russia vs Pushkin's Russia is a touching tribute to Russian literature by professor of Russian literature, Gary Saul Morson. And finally, in Anatomy of a Murder, literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall responds to a malicious review of his new book published recently in the New York Times.
Finally, don't miss our podcasts this week—and yes, that's right we have two—not just one. Jon Kay talks to the always engaging Sam Harris about Islam, Joe Rogan, vaccines, meditation, Ricky Gervais and the myth of free will.
And Scott Newman, Quillette's energetic associate editor has launched his own podcast titled 27 Rouge, with the first episode featuring Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi. I know you will enjoy it—have a listen.
Thanks again for all of your continuing support.
Until next week,
27 Rouge is a podcast about nothing in particular, a sort of renaissance man’s conversation guide named in tribute to the 27 Club. Each week, Associate Editor Scott Newman sits down with interesting people to discuss everything from cocktail napkin anecdotes to the state of world affairs, cultural issues, books, movies, science, fashion, and everything in between. His first guess is Rolling Stone editor and bestselling author Matt Taibbi.
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