Paul Avrich, one of the leading historians of Russian and American anarchism, has died. (This actually happened last month, but I only just learned the news from the Liberty & Power blog.) Anyone interested in anarchy should look for Avrich's books; he was a clear writer and a careful scholar with a thorough knowledge of his field. I'm particularly fond of his oral history of the American movement, which is filled with odd, resonant, or otherwise intriguing details. Peter Kropotkin's daughter, for example, manages to jump directly from "Did you know that an anarchist named Rubinchik organized the Kronstadt rebellion? I hid him out after it was over" to "The Goldwater defeat made me sick. I haven't yet gotten over it." Makes sense to me.
Paul Krugman Thinks Holding Religious Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Like 'Dumping Neurotoxins Into Public Reservoirs'
The New York Times columnist misconstrues the issues at stake in the challenge to New York's restrictions on houses of worship.
SCOTUS Blocks New York's COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship, Saying They Are Not 'Narrowly Tailored'
Gov. Andrew Cuomo described his policy as a "fear-driven response," cut by a "hatchet" rather than a "scalpel."
Penguin Random House Employees Broke Down in Tears at Thought of Publishing Jordan Peterson's Next Book
"He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia."
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight
The mayor is traveling to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter.