, loyal readers, and happy Thursday! Last week’s edition
was one of the most popular ever. Thank you for opening it, reading the blurbs and articles, sending me your thoughts, sharing the issue with your friends and family, and encouraging folks to subscribe.
You’re going to like today’s issue, too. I’ve organized the articles in pairs, meant to be read together, if you have time. The lead article
, a critique of Robin DiAngelo’s work on white fragility, goes well with a surprising profile of Justice Clarence Thomas. (Trust me.) After the photo break, you’ll find that the video on the teacher shortage in Chicago complements a piece on the housing crisis in California. Please let me know what you think of these article pairings!
+ One more thing
: I continue to think about The 1619 Project
, and I’d like to make a space to discuss it more formally. If you’re interested in taking a deeper dive, email me