Nightcap

  1. Explaining the Japan-Korea dispute Matsuda & Park, War on the Rocks
  2. Mosul and the fall of the Caliphate David French, National Review
  3. Technology and madness in computational capitalism Leonid Bilmes, Los Angeles Review of Books
  4. Indian nations and colonial ambitions along the Mississippi Jacob Lee, Origins

Afternoon Tea: The Self Immolation of Gogol (1909)

This is by the Russian painter Ilya Repin:

nol art repin the self immolation of gogol 1909
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Nikolai Gogol, a famous Russian author, went mad in his 40s and burned the manuscript for the second part of Dead Souls, a classic novel about Russian life in the 19th century.

Nightcap

  1. The fantastic truth about China Alec Ash, ChinaFile
  2. Civilization in the wilderness (Argentina) JN Nielsen, The View from Oregon
  3. Giving psychiatry another look Pierre Joseph, Aeon
  4. Immigration and the Commerce Clause Ilya Somin, Cato Unbound