Dear readers, this newsletter is a bit different. After last week I can’t talk to you about cool Google tricks and breed-specific yarns. We’ll save that for later. Right now we all have other things on our minds.
The US election result feels like not just a victory for hate, but a profound failure of liberalism, and a sharp corrective to the notion of the march of history. Above all it was a failure of empathy. And while this newsletter is not, generally, the place for politics… well, this isn’t just politics.
(Why am I writing about what happens way over there? Because it’s not just over there. The far right is on the rise right around the world, and it just got a big boost. We’re all in this. We all need to figure out where we go from here.)