- 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
- Why is there no Rooseveltian school of foreign policy? Deudney & Ikenberry, Foreign Policy
- It’s time to drop the curtain on Japan’s colonial legacy Meindert Boersma, Lausan
- The ides of August (Afghanistan) Sarah Chayes (h/t Mark from Placerville)
- Rep. Barbara Lee on Afghanistan, 20 years later Abigail Tracy, Vanity Fair
- Property rights imply social liability, not privilege Rosolino Candela, EconLog
- The lingering scars of World War I Cal Flyn, Atlas Obscura
- Is the Arctic turning blue? (hawkish) Sonoko Kuhara, Diplomat
- Myanmar (or is it Burma?) Zachary Abuza, War on the Rocks
- Placing the American secession in global perspective Steven Pincus, Age of Revolutions
- Trotsky after Kolakowski Branko Milanovic, globalinequality
- A guide to finding faith Ross Douthat, New York Times
- Cancel culture: A recantation Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
- Art and exile in the Third Republic Hannah Stamler, the Nation
- Spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well Richard White, Conversation
- Kabul and Chicago NEO, Nebraska Energy Observer
- The price of Tucker Carlson’s soul Andrew Sullivan, Weekly Dish
I didn’t see a draft by Michalis this week, so I thought I’d jump in and substitute. I hope is well with everybody.
Symposium: Washington Consensus Revisited (Journal of Economic Perspectives)
Three Days at Camp David: The Fiftieth Anniversary (The International Economy)
Friends, Romans, Countrymen (Lapham’s Quarterly)
Japan’s Offbeat Olympics Opening Ceremony (Hyperallergic)
The Best-Selling Car in America, Every Year Since 1978 (Visual Capitalist)
Although the sentiment may seem paradoxical, libertarians should cheer this week’s decision by a federal judge upholding Indiana University’s vaccine mandate for students.
So argues professor Stephen L. Carter in this interesting piece. In short, a mandate checks the boxes if it is instated in a decentralized and narrow fashion.
Dismal Economics (Project Syndicate).
A review of four books challenging mainstream, neoclassical economics. In The Corruption of Economics, the author Mason Gaffney (btw, he passed away just over a year ago) proposes that the 19th century’s American universities perceived Georgist ideas as a threat to their vested interest in land-owning, and actively suppressed them. His work on the Stratagem against Henry George has been referenced in a NOL piece by – the also late – Fred Foldvary.