1. Why French Federation Failed in Africa Tom Westland, Decompressing History
  2. Russia’s Centuries-Old Relationship with Kurds Pietro Shakarian, Origins
  3. Religious identity is once again trumping civic ties Ed West, Spectator
  4. The New Rise of Old Nationalism Mohsin Hamid, Guardian

2 thoughts on “Nightcap

    • It’s definitely a bfd.

      If you think about issues like immigration, institutions, Islamism, imperialism and geopolitics, or pre-industrial trade, you should be paying attention to work done on France and its empire. Here’s an older piece by Jacques that was picked up by Tyler Cowen at MR and deals with Islamism, immigration, and culture change.

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