- The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’ Megha Mohan, BBC
- Assessing Our Frayed Society with (German-Korean philosopher) Byung-Chul Han Scott Beauchamp, Law & Liberty
- Baxter Street & Jury Duty, Summer of 2016 Edward Miller, Coldnoon
- Ta-Nehisi Coates & the Afro-Pessimist Temptation Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books
- Why a State typically promotes its own official language Pierre Lemieux, EconLog
- Foreign languages and self-delusion in America Jacques Delacroix, NOL
- Islam’s new ‘Native Informants’ Nesrine Malik, NY Review of Books
- The khipu code: the knotty mystery of the Inkas’ 3D records Manuel Medrano, Aeon
That’s the topic of my Tuesday column over at RealClearHistory. An excerpt:
Ross was critical of the success of the death warrants against the Treaty Party Men, but the most interesting aspect of the two mens’ rivalry was the fact that they used the rule of law to fight their battles. Now, the rule of law in the 19th century meant the use of violence between factions (think here about Tombstone, Ariz., where Wyatt Earp and his friends were U.S. Marshals and the friends of the Clantons were Sheriffs), but there was a belief held at the time that violence could only be used by civilized men if the law was on their side. Ross and Watie were both firm believers in this form of rule of law.
Please, read the rest and share it with your friends.
- The Market Police (Neoliberalism) JW Mason, Boston Review
- Libertarians should stop focusing on rent capture Henry Farrell, Cato Unbound
- Libertarians should *really* stop focusing on rent capture Mike Konczal, RortyBomb
- Nationalism is an essential bulwark against imperialism Sumantra Maitra, Claremont Review of Books