Dani Rodrik on ideas vs. interests: "identities are malleable as are voters’ perceptions of how the world works and therefore which policies serve their interests." Today's Trump voters won't necessarily remain opposed to liberal policies.
Fascinating episode of In Our Time, a BBC Radio 4 podcast, on 12th Century Renaissance. Excellent overview over a period you know little about.
Ezra Klein interviews Francis Fukuyama: there are too many vetoes, and we need to talk about class.
David Remnick profiles Leonard Cohen. Self-recommending.