Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Reading Rat - August 2022

Aquinas Leadership International

Announcements

Events

Selections at the blog Conference Calendar page

Calendar for selected Book discussions groups

Fall Literary Luncheon, Franklin Public Library Foundation, featuring Lauren Fox, author of Send for Me, October 13

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, September 23-25, October 8, September 30 & October 11, November 5

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Where Do the Democrats Find These Guys? A personal history of electoral losses, by Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic

How the Claremont Institute Became a Nerve Center of the American Right, by Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New York Times

Where Did Wokeness Come From? Evaluating the theories, by Theodore Kupfer, City Journal

Bob Newhart Reveals the Greatest Moment in His Comedy Career, by Amy Spencer, Parade

Teaching Freedom - To Restore Liberty, We Need Colleges that Actually Teach Liberal Arts, guest Marsha Enright, The Brian Nichols Show

Rembert Weakland, Proud Vandal, by John Byron Kuhner, First Things

Do the math: Was Archbishop Rembert Weakland a flawed hero or an erudite heretic? by Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

Mikhail Gorbachev has died: The last leader of the Soviet Union was also the architect of its dissolution; Obituary, The Economist;
and
Mikhail Gorbachev's Pizza Hut commercial — now used in memes and history lessons — cost millions to make and paid the former Soviet leader much-needed cash, by Azmi Haroun, Insider

Will a Long-Dead Milwaukee Socialist’s Case Help Block Trump’s Return to Power? The ouster of Congressman Victor Berger has become a pivotal but troubling precedent in litigation against accused insurrectionists, by Larry Sandler, Milwaukee Magazine

The Failed Dream of Mikhail Gorbachev: The late Soviet premier is popularly regarded as a leader who ushered in a new era. The more complicated truth is that he failed to fully extricate himself from the old one. By Casey Michel, The New Republic

Hear us Roar: Interviews with Women's fiction writers, Hosted by Maggie Smith, Apple Podcasts

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