Nightcap

  1. Bruno Leoni and the search for certainty in law Alberto Mingardi, Law & Liberty
  2. The enduring legacy of Reagan’s drug war in Latin America Michelle Getchell, War on the Rocks
  3. Brexit, and the limits of empathy Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  4. The lucky earth hypothesis Nick Nielsen, Grand Strategy Annex

Nightcap

  1. Astrobiology highlights of 2018 Caleb Scharf, Life, Unbounded
  2. How the British constitution created the Brexit mess John McGinnis, Law & Liberty
  3. Government as a branch of culture Arnold Kling, askblog
  4. Russia moves to strangle Ukraine from the sea Christian Esch, Der Spiegel

Nightcap

  1. Trump still trying to squelch media’s left-wing slant Robbie Soave, Hit & Run
  2. People, there’a a whole wide world out there Scott Sumner, EconLog
  3. The painted towns of Rajasthan (India) John Butler, Asian Review of Books
  4. Beyond the SETI paradigm Nick Nielsen, Grand Strategy Annex

Nightcap

  1. Reclaiming Full-Throttle Luxury Space Communism Aaron Winslow, Los Angeles Review of Books
  2. Elves and Aliens Nick Richardson, London Review of Books
  3. Imperialism, American-style Michael Auslin, Claremont Review of Books
  4. The Congo reform project: Too dark altogether Angus Mitchell, Dublin Review of Books

BC’s weekend reads

  1. The dangers of football safety equipment
  2. Want less pollution? Privatize the roads (just ask the bicyclists)
  3. Octopuses Are ‘the Closest We Will Come to Meeting an Intelligent Alien’
  4. Are Humans the Real Ancient Aliens?
  5. Tennessee Whiskey

BC’s weekend reads

  1. The Two Asian Americas
  2. Is Hawai’i an occupied nation?
  3. A federal system for Britain
  4. Capitalists from Outer Space
  5. The Physics of Extraterrestrial Civilizations
  6. Humane Canada

Around the Web

  1. Athens on the Midway: Defending Leo Strauss
  2. Should Earth Shut the Hell Up?
  3. Space of Mediation: Why do international labor recruiters in China charge so much, and why are they difficult to regulate?
  4. The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria’s war

Christmas went well. I’ve got four books I have to read before the three books I ordered from amazon.com (thanks to a gift card) arrive.