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

Nightcap

  1. Libertarians can’t save the planet (but is this a bad thing?) John Quiggin, Jacobin
  2. Great piece on class and contemporary film in the US Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias
  3. Against the “balance sheet” approach to colonialism (or, how Leftists turn conservative) Robert Heinze, Africa is a Country
  4. If a monopoly gives away free services is it a problem? Izabella Kaminska, Alphaville

Nightcap

  1. The future of God in 1943 Tim Stanley, History Today
  2. Against the old clichés, Anne Applebaum, New Criterion
  3. French colonialism lives on in Africa Thomas Fazi, spiked
  4. A free-market gold standard? George Selgin, Alt-M

“Ethnic Violence in Africa: Destructive Legacies of Pre-Colonial States”

Note: I’ve gotten through the first three chapters of Paul Feyerabend’s Against Method. (Rick’s initial thoughts are here, and Bill has been doing Feyerabend for awhile. These are the two you should probably follow a bit more closely throughout the summer.)

My own thoughts on Against Method are coming, but I keep getting distracted. Check out this beast of an article on how pre-colonial states in Africa continue to influence current affairs today, even though these have been absorbed into the post-colonial states we are all familiar with in Africa today. (h/t Kevin Lewis)

Nightcap

  1. Is the Turk a White Man? Murat Ergin, Aeon
  2. The centenary of the Amritsar Massacre William Dalrymple, Spectator
  3. The struggle continues Rafe Champion, Quadrant
  4. Why moral progress is not inevitable Ilya Somin, Volokh Conspiracy

Nightcap

  1. Reflections on Zimbabwe and its white folks Diana Stone, London Review of Books
  2. Whose civilization? Which clash? Daniel McCarthy, Modern Age
  3. Should the government really make parenting ‘easy’? Rachel Lu, the Week
  4. What the… ?

Nightcap

  1. Meet “Ninja,” electronic gaming’s first big star Elaine Teng, ESPN
  2. India’s response to China’s rise TV Paul, War on the Rocks
  3. The Dutch in Java Jenny Watson, Berfrois
  4. Nancy MacLean’s bad faith is getting tiresome Steven Teles, Niskanen