I had a good time letting Ulak give an accounting of himself here. I think of him as a bad-guy version of C.S. Lewis: an intellectual who finds it rewarding to think his way through his faith, whereas a lot of his contemporaries simply use that faith as a substitute for independent thought. But that independent thought always means that he and his faith may not remain besties for life. And recent events are sharpening his doubts.

(Some recent events, he just doesn’t know about, as shown by the way he thinks of Harky’s leadership in the present tense.)

FB: We’re all concerned about the state of journalism, but it was still a bit of a shock when CBS News switched to a J-horror format.