Nightcap

  1. Enchiladas, a culinary monument to colonialism Alexander Lee, History Today
  2. The Marginal Revolutionaries of Austria-Hungary Tyler Cowen, MR
  3. The other side of British India Soni Wadhwa, Asian Review of Books
  4. Old Tokyo, time telling, and the Chinese zodiac Claire Kohda Hazelton, Spectator

Nightcap

  1. Just another story about a UCLA Bruin Wayne Drehs, ESPN
  2. A history of black voting rights in the US Pippa Holloway, Origins
  3. What is origin of China’s success? Branko Milanovic, globalinequality
  4. One final look at the Heisei Era Alex Martin, Japan Times

Nightcap

  1. Who lost Czechoslovakia? Benn Steil, History Today
  2. How the Black Death changed Europe’s cities Jedwab, Johnson, and Koyama, Voxeu
  3. Victorian England and the Japanese Peter Gordon, Asian Review of Books
  4. Solzhenitsyn and the human spirit Daniel Mahoney, Modern Age

Nightcap

  1. Will UCLA ever escape John Wooden’s shadow? ESPN
  2. The politics of the classics in Japan John D’Amico, JHIBlog
  3. When Pakistan had jazz and cabarets in abundance Ali Bhutto, Guardian
  4. Lego vs. Lepin Rob Fisher, Samizdata

Nightcap

  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

Nightcap

  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…