Nightcap

  1. Central Saharan rock art Jean-Loïc Le Quellec, Inference
  2. Indigenous Japanese tattoo cultures are making a comeback Alex Martin, Japan Times
  3. 3 personality traits in the US, mapped Olga Khazan, Atlantic
  4. Humanity just had the best decade ever Matt Ridley, Spectator

Afternoon Tea: Pigeons (1910)

This is from John French Sloan, an American and a socialist. Check out his wiki. Click here to zoom in on this marvelous painting.

Afternoon Tea: Pear Tree (1903)

This is from Gustav Klimt, my favorite artist of all time. Click here to zoom. I just started getting in to his “nature” stuff. He and Egon Schiele made cool landscapes. Have a good rest of the day!

Nightcap

  1. The state of American alliances in Asia Panda & Parameswaran, Diplomat
  2. India’s new dark age Shikha Dalmia, the Week
  3. On the socialist revival in the United States John Judis, American Affairs
  4. Holocaust art and the temptation to pigeonhole Simon Schama, Financial Times

Nightcap

  1. The Taliban of San Francisco Serge Halimi, Le Monde Diplomatique
  2. Citizens of the State Maeve Glass, University of Chicago Law Review
  3. A wake-up call the woke won’t read J Oliver Conroy, Guardian
  4. The man behind national conservatism Daniel Luban, New Republic

Nightcap

  1. Michael Pollan interview on psychedelics Fresh Air
  2. Spinelli vs. Hayek Federico Ottavio Reho, EPICENTER
  3. The Rock Art of Malarrak Archaeology
  4. How Islam shaped the West Rowan Williams, New Statesman

Nightcap

  1. The street gangs of Weimar Berlin Marilyn Macron, Los Angeles Review of Books
  2. The road to compromise (LGBT and religion) Mark David Hall, Law & Liberty
  3. Angels through the ages Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Spectator
  4. France and Africa Dave Glovsky, Africa is a Country