2024-2 – The Second Reformation has just begun

What do Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter in October 2022, Tucker Carlson’s stellar success as an independent journalist since June 2023, Javier Milei’s rise as a libertarian firebrand elected president of Argentina last November, the layoff of 20,000 journalists in the US media sector in 2023, and Claudine Gay’s resignation as Harvard’s president in January amid social media-led plagiarism accusations have all in common? These cracks signal an ongoing tectonic shift in the bedrock of Western culture and politics. They parallel the early upheavals of the Protestant Reformation centuries ago, which ultimately toppled the medieval Catholic Church’s spiritual dominance.

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