Part 1 a conversation with Mel Goodman.
We discuss Russian folklore, and how it reflects and reinforces Russians’ view of themselves. They are concerned about their borders and their security, and this affects how they interact with their neighbors. We also talk about how the the Ukrainians are likely to negotiate a peace, if at all.
We talk with Saul Cornell about the Supreme Court, and how it will likely rule on the latest iteration of the gun laws in the US. We discuss the history of gun control in the US, and how it has changed, and how precedents are likely to be overturned, even with the gun ciolence we are now experiencing. It is obvious that the Supreme Court does not understand the law or history.