Nightcap

  1. Artists for hire: the forgotten masters of the British East India Company Peter Parker (wait, what?), Literary Review
  2. Lenin, capitalists, rope Scott Sumner, MoneyIllusion
  3. Barriers to cognitive diversity Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  4. How the Saudi-Iran rivalry has unravelled the Middle East Toby Matthiesen, Financial Times

Nightcap

  1. The end of history and the Last Map Nick Danforth, Foreign Policy
  2. The end of the nation-state? Parag Khanna, New York Times
  3. Reading colonialism in Parasite Ju-Hyun Park, Tropics of Meta
  4. A beautiful bit of small world mojo Rick Weber, NOL

Nightcap

  1. The Year of the Rabbit (Khmer Rouge) Farah Abdessamad, ARB
  2. Pride and Prejudice at Harvard Mark Helprin, Claremont Review of Books
  3. The rise of commercial empires PC Emmer, Reviews in History
  4. Quantum SETI Caleb Scharf, Scientific American

Nightcap

  1. Excellent analysis of Trump’s impeachment and acquittal Greg Weiner, Law & Liberty
  2. Chinese encounters with the rest of the world Henrietta Harrison, TLS
  3. Moctezuma’s empire has fallen, but so too has the Spanish.” Ben Ehrenreich, Guardian
  4. Boundary conditions for emergent complexity Nick Nielsen, Grand Strategy Annex

Nightcap

  1. Why were there so many Germans in Russia? Georgy Manaev, RB
  2. Did they miss the French Revolution? Edward Dougherty, Asia Times
  3. Culture and institutions Alesina & Guiliano, JEL
  4. Ireland’s nationalist turn Yasmeen Serhan, the Atlantic

Nightcap

  1. Inclined to putrefaction (surviving the plague) Erin Maglaque, LRB
  2. Is Trump the low point of conservatism? Rachel Lu, the Week
  3. Friends like these… Jon Baskin, the Point
  4. On commercial density and cheap rent Addison del Mastro, TAC

Nightcap

  1. Singapore’s quarrel over colonialism Stephen Dziedzic, Interpreter
  2. Extreme economies: failure Joakim Book, NOL
  3. A victory over Sweden’s colonialism? Carl & Laiti, Al Jazeera
  4. The wrong models of democratic socialism Jacques Delacroix, NOL