Nightcap

  1. The disturbing paintings of Werner Büttner Kate Brown, artnews
  2. Muslims, Brazilians, and religion in Europe Gina Lende, Africa is a Country
  3. Australia can’t compete in Asia. Here’s why. Henry Storey, Diplomat
  4. Clemens von Metternich’s cosmopolitanism Ferdinand Mount, TLS

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. Charlemagne Chris Wickham, History Today
  2. Populism Simon Schama, Financial Times
  3. Harold Bloom (1930-2019) Flesch & Roth, n+1
  4. German supermarkets Rachel Lu, the Week

Nightcap

  1. What the Germans are reading R Jay Magill Jr, American Interest
  2. American conservatives have an assimilation problem Shikha Dalmia, the Week
  3. The technology trap Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  4. It’s not China that’s bellicose, it’s the CCP Aaron Sarin, Quillette

Nightcap

  1. Goldbugs for Trump Paul Krugman, New York Times
  2. The day the Swedes forget individualism Derrier & Savage, BBC
  3. Arnold Kling is correct about Will Wilkinson askblog
  4. A history of the German people William Hay, Law & Liberty

Nightcap

  1. Buddhists have entered the era of militant tribalism” Hannah Beech, New York Times
  2. The German problem Samuel Goldman, Modern Age
  3. The Soviet century Aaron Smith, Harper’s
  4. Fully automated luxury communism Kristian Niemietz, Quillette

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