I can’t do it. It’s too difficult. The real world has me roped in pretty tightly Y’all take good care now, and keep checking in on a daily basis!
Too busy, one love!
Sorry, too busy. Michalis’ Monday morning linkfest should be up in a few hours, though!
The American empire in retreat? Ross Douthat, NYT An almost-country in the desert Armin Rosen, Tablet
Do Korean “K-dramas” signal the weakening of America’s global cultural dominance? Ronald Dworkin, Law & Liberty The Taliban’s special units leading the fight against Islamic State Fazelminallah Qazizai, Newlines Being pro-choice Andrew J Cohen, Radical Classical Liberals The promise, and peril, of public-facing scholarship Paul Musgrave, Duck of Minerva
Good piece on British imperial culture Ronjaunee Chatterjee, LARB How the Taliban won in Afghanistan Alec Worsnop, WOTR History’s glory, restored Spencer Klavan, Law & Liberty
Hayekian evolutionism and omitting the nation-state Scott Boykin, JLS Progress by consent: Adam Smith was right all along William Easterly, RAE Greater Britain or Greater Synthesis? Imperial debates (pdf) Daniel Deudney, RIS Bloodletting Whitney Curry Wimbish, North American Review
How the Afghanistan War really started Robert Wright, Nonzero The Fed’s exit strategy (in 2009) Robert Aro, Power & Market Austrian Economics for the lower classes Weiss & Nelson, L&L On liberalism’s peaceful global order Eric Schliesser, D&I
How to leave philosophy Greg Stoutenburg, Philosopher’s Cocoon Will bourgeoisie ever rule the Chinese state? Branko Milanovic, Global Inequality 3.0 Adam Smith’s three theories of the British Empire Barry Weingast, SSRN Desert and self-defense Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
Interview with Robert Peters (democratic socialist in Chicago)
Good essay on addiction Judith Grisel, Aeon The last of the fucked-up Mohicans Max Norman, LARB Adam Smith’s colonial politics Donald Winch, Cahiers d’économie politique Unsolved mysteries Daniel Barnum, Bat City Review
Afghanistan is where ideologies go to die Sumantra Maitra, Critic Twilight of the Satyrs Charlotte Allen, Quillette The Chinese mirror Pierre Lemieux, EconLog The Tang dynasty died in Afghanistan, too Chan Kung, Diplomat
Will Afghanistan hurt US credibility? Don Casler, Duck of Minerva When did we all become women? Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Weekly (h/t Tyler Cowen)
International arbitration, 17th century style Eric Schliesser, Digressions & Impressions We are no longer a serious people Antonio Martínez, Pull Request Networked planetary governance Anne-Marie Slaughter (interview), Noema 5 O’Clockface Sharon Olds, Threepenny Review
Why Angela Merkel has lasted so long Wolfgang Streeck, spiked! United States of Greater Austria Wikipedia Afghanistan and liberal hegemony Lawrence Freedman, New Statesman Diary of the guy who drove the Trojan Horse back from Troy James Folta, New Yorker