Nightcap

  1. Vaccine testing and the trolley problem Arnold Kling, askblog
  2. The flower of life Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
  3. An American holiday, forged in war John Amble, War on the Rocks
  4. In defense of fantasy Mary Harrington, UnHerd

Nightcap

  1. The genius of Dune Daniel Immerwahr, LARB
  2. The myth of the dark ages (2020) Tom Hodgkinson, Spectator
  3. The myth of the dark ages (2015) David Theroux, Beacon
  4. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nightcap

  1. The frontiers of citizenship Jayson Porter, H-Borderlands
  2. Is it Thanksgiving without the turkey? Michelangelo Landgrave, NOL
  3. “[but] they’re not the only game in town” Rick Weber, NOL
  4. China’s clampdown on Hong Kong Barbara Demick, NYRB

Nightcap

  1. Nietzsche in the Frankfurt School Sid Simpson, JHIBlog
  2. The problem of prosocial lying in the economics profession George DiMartino, Duck of Minerva
  3. Drunks and democrats Vaughn Scribner, Aeon
  4. The intimacies of four continents (podcast) Disorder of Things collective

Nightcap

  1. On identity, politics, and identity politics in America Scott Sumner, EconLog
  2. Geopolitics after Trump Ernesto Zedillo, Noema
  3. Best history books of 2020? Tim Barber, Financial Times
  4. The archaeology of emergent complexity (pdf) Earle, et al, JAMT

Nightcap

  1. Hiroshima in the digital age Spencer Cohen, Los Angeles Review of Books
  2. The remaining goodness of America Tian Atlas Xu, New Rambler Review
  3. Utah’s exceptionalism Natalie Gochnour, American Affairs
  4. Do we send the goo? Betül Kaçar, Aeon

Nightcap

  1. Trotsky and the wild orchids Richard Rorty, P&SH
  2. Radicalising Hayekian constitutionalism Jonathan Crowe, UQLJ
  3. De facto states in the international system Scott Pegg, WP #21
  4. The WEIRDest people in the world? Nicholas Guyatt, Guardian

Nightcap

  1. But is this a bad thing? Naomi Riley, City Journal
  2. Worst idea ever? Justin Wolfers, Freakonomics
  3. How well has this aged? Timothy Frye, WOTR
  4. John Milton on freedom of speech Barry Stocker, NOL

Nightcap

  1. A conservatism that’s multiethnic, middle class, and populist Ross Douthat, NY Times
  2. Most legal commentary is dumbed down and misleading Ken White Popehat
  3. A social-democratic federation in a multiethnic state Branko Milanovic, globalinequality
  4. The radical leftist origins of the “self-help” movement Jennifer Wilson, the Nation

Nightcap

  1. Latin America’s democratic-imperial roots Cañizares-Esguerra & Masters, Not Even Past
  2. Ayn Rand, Roman Catholics, and the American federalists David Gordon, Modern Age
  3. Austro-Hungarian-Americans during World War I Nicole Phelps, IEFWW
  4. France and Islam, secularism and religion Andrew Hussey, New Statesman

Nightcap

  1. Will robots make humans valueless? E Glen Weyl (interview), Asahi Shimbun
  2. Gods and robots Adrienne Mayor, Noema
  3. On robots and personal identity Federico Sosa Valle, NOL
  4. Regrets, race, and surviving Hollywood Ethan Hawke (interview), Guardian

Nightcap

  1. Israel, Palestine, and Joe Biden Michael Koplow, Ottomans & Zionists
  2. The myth of ancient hatreds Jo Laycock, History Today
  3. The hypocrisy of the Democrats Tyler Cowen, MR
  4. Back to liberal American hegemony Josef Joffe, Project Syndicate

Nightcap

  1. The politics of self-esteem Mikko Tolonen, Liberty Matters
  2. Between Allah and America Farzana Shaikh, Literary Review
  3. A history of the Russian bathhouse Rachel Polonsky, NYRB
  4. But when will Conor Friedersdorf leave the Atlantic?

Nightcap

  1. The beguiling, troubling future of work Diana Pho, Wired
  2. “College is a distraction for most kids” Rick Weber, NOL
  3. Indonesia in the Cold War Ben Bland, War on the Rocks
  4. Pandemics in the Ottoman Empire Isacar Bolaños, Origins