Detail from Albrecht Dürer’s 1498 woodcut depicting the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Image via Wikimedia commons.


K-Pop sensation BTS performs during its 2018 Love Yourself World Tour. Image via Wikimedia commons.


Dylan at the peak of his 1960s, post-folk pomp. Image via Wikimedia commons.


Ursula von der Leyen should carry the blame for the European Commission’s dire performance on vaccines.


The Qing dynasty’s famous Summer Palace in the Yuan Ming Yuan gardens.


Mars Habitat by Xavier De Kestelier. Image courtesy Hassel Studio.


Image credit: 394th Judicial District Court of Texas


Mario Draghi in 2017. Image via Wikimedia commons.


Is fascism a singular, historical evil or a more abstract, malevolent force?

(Credit: Alisdare Hiuckson, July 13, 2018)


Americans are forgetting how to accept electoral defeat

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) leads a group of people calling for stopping the vote count in Pennsylvania on November 05, 2020. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Wessie du Toit

Freelance writer. Main interest = history of ideas. Also art, books, politics. Follow me on twitter @wessiedutoit

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