Good morning, loyal readers! This week’s issue is two parts history, two parts hobbies. The backlash against The 1619 Project
continues unabated, and this week’s lead article
, a photo essay documenting slave auction sites, serves as a reminder of its importance. History buffs will also want to read the second piece, which rebuts the common explanation of mass incarceration over the past 50 years.
If you don’t like history, or you’re looking for a new hobby, head past the fold, where you’ll find potential pastimes, like becoming a busybody and climbing high peaks. Please enjoy!
+ It was an honor to interview Paul Tough
, author of The Years That Matter Most
, as part of this month’s Article Club
. In this podcast episode
, Mr. Tough answered our questions about how he wrote and reported “Getting an A,” the heartwarming story of a first-semester college student, her professor, and introductory calculus.