1. Marxism for Tories Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  2. Open Borders and self-determination Eric Mack, Bleeding Heart Libertarians
  3. The 2nd Amendment and public housing Eugene Volokh, Volokh Conspiracy
  4. It’s time to start watching Japan’s best military sci-fi series Robert Beckhusen, War is Boring


  1. Brexit and the battle for sovereignty Alex Massie, CapX
  2. Japanese media and its foreigners Elanor Sezer, Japan Times
  3. The most original novelist in America Laura Miller, Slate
  4. The Englishman who saved Japan’s cherry blossoms Claire Hazelton, Spectator

Afternoon Tea: No Kakinomoto Hitomaro (1835)

From Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai:

nol art hokusai no kakinomoto hitomaro 1835
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This one can be found at the Guimet Museum in Paris, in case you’re ever there…

Afternoon Tea: The waterfall of Amida behind the Kiso Road (1827)

From the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai:

nol art hokusai the waterfall of amida behind the kiso road 1827
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