Monthly Archives: December 2022

December 25, 2022

My Readings

Luis Rubio Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) says that “the True University of these days is a collection of books.” Here is my best attempt to share some of the readings that have most impacted me this year. Two emblematic dictators-Stalin and Hitler- were allies at the beginning of theSecond World War, each because of his own […]

December 18, 2022

Ceteris paribus

Luis Rubio The way that the current presidential term closes will be determinant for the potential future of Mexico. Given the enormous power and legitimacy that President López Obrador has accumulated during these years, the matter turns in good measure to a very simple dilemma:  Which will win: the narrative or the reality? In a […]

December 11, 2022


Luis Rubio The central characteristic of our time would seem to be the tensions that generate real or perceived inequalities in the distribution of the benefits of economic growth. Countless nations around the world have elected leaders whose calling card has been the rejection of whatever existed. Obvious examples include Trump, Brexit, Bolsonaro and now […]

December 4, 2022

Disparate Partners

Luis Rubio In “The Seventh Seal”, a 1957 film by Ingmar Bergman, a knight returns from the Crusades to find his homeland ravaged by the plague. Suffering and devastation had shaken his faith in God. When Death comes for him, the crusader proposes a game of chess to eke out enough time to commit an […]