Reprinted with the author's gracious permission. Article reprinted from Cassandra's Legacy, while the original article is available in the original Italian here at Apocalottimismo. Monday, April 13, 2020 Resignation and optimism on the brink of the apocalypse Guest post by Federico Tabellini Despite the misleading title, I will not talk to you today about the coronavirus, but of that other,... Read more →


... from Bloomberg: The Virus Should Wake Up the West by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

Reprinted from Bloomberg under Fair Use. Politics & Policy The Virus Should Wake Up the West The job of government is to protect its citizens. The pandemic reveals that key institutions in Europe and the U.S. are no longer up to the job. By John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge April 12, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT Don’t be held back. Photographer:... Read more →


Reprinted with the permission of Cassandra's Legacy. "Fate is coming back. What do we do when no choice is good?" by Jacopo Simonetta, guest contributor. Translation by Maddalena Martinez. Link to the version in Italian Friday, April 10, 2020 It is called 'triage'. It happens in the emergency departments when the influx of ill or injured patients exceeds the capacity... Read more →


... from Washington Monthly, reprinted under Fair Use. The GOP Principles That Paved the Way For Massive Suffering ‘Government is bad. Science is suspect. We can go it alone.’ by Nancy LeTourneau March 23, 2020 Image: White House/Flickr One of the critiques that is often leveled at the NeverTrumpers is that, even as they reject the current president’s words and... Read more →


Observations on the Complexity of Raphael, Who Died April 6 Five Hundred Years Ago by Marc A. Cirigliano Monday April 6 this week in 2020 is the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio’s death. Raphael (1483-1520) was one of the triumvirate of great Italian High Renaissance painters, the other two being Leonardo (1452-1519) and Michelangelo (1475-1564). Contemporary sobriquets were “the marvelous”... Read more →


Repinted under Fair Use. Original article here. ... from Foreiegn Affairs: The Coming Coronavirus Recession And the Uncharted Territory Beyond by Mohamed A. El-Erian March 17, 2020 The closing numbers at the New York Stock Exchange for Monday, March 16, 2020 Bryan R. Smith/The New York Times The global economy will go into recession this year. The downturn will be... Read more →


My trip home in CV19 America … by a friend of the Woodlands Through a series of circumstances too complicated to explain here, I found myself in mid-March of 2020 stuck in Arizona 2300 miles from home in upstate New York. I had driven my car out there and really needed to return home with my car, so flying home... Read more →


Inside the Adirondack Blue Line by Lesia Vincent There once was a time early in our marriage when the responsibilities of child-rearing and house stewardship was not even on the horizon. The cloud of trouble lightly touched our family with my ectopic pregnancy and father-in-law’s cancer prognosis hanging in the air. Death would not visit our clan for another few... Read more →