There are a total of 29 countries with scientific programs aimed at Antarctica. Here is more at NOL on Antarctica. Brrrrrr!
That’s the title of this article (pdf) in the Political and Legal Anthropology Review. From the abstract: At the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, an Indian delegate proposed a new research base located within an environmental protection area, because it is where India and Antarctica were connected on the 125-million-year-old continent of Gondwana. How did this claim come to … Continue reading Tectonic History and Gondwanan Geopolitics in the Larsemann Hills, Antarctica
The future of cooperation in Antarctica Klaus Dodds, History Today Samantha Power’s new memoir is out Arnold Isaacs, War on the Rocks What do we actually know about the economy? Paul Krugman, New York Times The rabble and the rich (luxury beliefs) Rob Henderson, Quillette
Ottoman cosmopolitanism Ussama Makdisi, Aeon American racism Coleman Hughes, City Journal WTO arrogance John Quiggan, the Conversation Chinese Antarctica David Fishman, Lawfare
Tyler Cowen recently flogged the state of American literature, and for good reason: American literature, like American society as a whole, has always been a bit provincial despite the fact that it’s a commercial republic. Ours is, as Tocqueville once observed, a “disagreeable and talkative patriotism,” and not fit for stories universal in scope. American … Continue reading 10 Best American novels of the past half century
Longtime readers of NOL know I have a strange obsession with Antarctica, and the murder that happened on the continent earlier this week gave me the perfect opportunity to write about the southernmost continent for this weekend’s column at RealClearHistory. Behold, an excerpt: 6. The Gauss Expedition (1901-03). The Germans got in on the Antarctic act, … Continue reading RCH: Antarctic history
Antarctica’s long, dark winter Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura The worst volcanic eruption in US history Rick Brownell, Historiat Aftershocks from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake Ian Johnson, NY Review of Books Put the “human” back into human capital Parag Khanna, Strait Times
Azimuthal is a type of map. (Wiki) Argentina has 13 bases in Antarctica (6 permanent ones, 7 seasonal ones), with 230 people living in the 6 permanent ones, and one of only two civilian settlements on the continent (Chile supports the other one). (Wiki)
When Antarctica ran out of whales Lyndsie Bourgon, Aeon Even Boston was ankle deep in LSD Dominic Green, Spectator The Kind Cruelty libertarians must heed Wayland Hunter, Liberty Unbound The violent bear it away Richard Reinsch II, Law and Liberty
Piracy in Antarctica Philip Hoare, Spectator Federalism, good (Canada) and bad (E.U.) Nick Rowe, Worthwhile Canadian Initiative Why Macedonia’s name is such a problem Nikola Zečević, National Interest How international hegemony changes hands Kori Schake, Cato Unbound
The Awesome, Amazing History of Antarctica Rhys Griffiths, History Today Centrally Planned Security Doesn’t Work Either Jeffrey Tucker, Daily Economy Gun Control: Centralized vs. Dispersed Rick Weber, NOL Antarctic Ice Study Finds Freezing, Not Melting Douglas Fox, National Geographic
Madonna offers oral sex for those who vote Hillary Clinton Trump-inspired ‘pussy’ ad banned in San Francisco subway The poverty of democracy The battle for the Arctic Countries rush for upper hand in Antarctica Why not world government? (Part 2) Meet China’s state-approved Muslims The good, the bad, and the ugly of Somaliland secession
I’m an awful editor. And an even worse human being (just ask my ex-girlfriends). I had come across Matthew‘s travel blog awhile back, via Facebook, but had forgotten to provide a link here on NOL. So, without further adieu, I present to you the Rickshaw Diaries. PS: Seals have been raping penguins in Antarctica. Or something … Continue reading Matthew is backpacking through South Asia, and he’s a-blogging his thoughts
How Parents (kind of) Around the World Describe Their Children Why Indian-Americans dominate Spellings Bees Fracking is Pitting OPEC Members Against Each Other. It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Bunch of Cartel Members. A Closer Look at Botswana’s Developments Antarctica without its Ice Caps
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