Columbus Day was the original woke holiday
Here's to Italians and Indigenous people alike
Today is a federal holiday, so I’m not going to do a full column, but I did want to share a couple of reminders and make some observations about the day now known as Indigenous People’s Day in the District of Columbia.
First, on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, we are going to have the second meeting of the Slow Boring Book Club. We’ll be joined by author Brad DeLong to discuss his new book “Slouching Towards Utopia,” with an audience Q&A to follow. Subscribers can register here. In that regard, it’s probably worth mentioning that the audio and transcript of our previous book club event with Leah Boustan discussing her book “Streets of Gold” is available here. The Utopia book event will also be recorded, posted, and transcribed later for those who can’t make it.
Second, I wanted to remind everyone that I’m back to podcasting! I’m doing a new show called “Bad Takes,” produced by Grid and co-hosted by their executive editor Laura McGann. You can subscribe here or check out our latest episo…
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