In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Queen Elizabeth II has died, ending a reign that spanned seven decades. Niki referred to this New York Times essay on her unique style, and this one on the power and limitations of inspiring women. We all drew on this Guardian article about the elaborate rituals in place around the Queen’s death. Natalia referenced the online pushback to grieving the Queen, given Britain’s long imperial history, some examples of which are in this Slate piece. We all drew on this Atlantic essay about the decline of the British Empire under her reign, and how that shapes her legacy.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared Sally Joy Wolf’s Independent opinion piece, “Immunocompromised Travellers Like Me Should Have ‘masked carriages’ Available to Us.”
- Neil recommended Nadja Popovich and Brad Plumer’s interactive New York Times feature, “As Wildfires Grow, Millions of Homes Are Being Built in Harm’s Way.”
- Niki discussed this New York Post piece, “Lawyer’s Mission: Translate Tennessee’s Bewildering Abortion Ban.”