- Explaining the Japan-Korea dispute Matsuda & Park, War on the Rocks
- Mosul and the fall of the Caliphate David French, National Review
- Technology and madness in computational capitalism Leonid Bilmes, Los Angeles Review of Books
- Indian nations and colonial ambitions along the Mississippi Jacob Lee, Origins
This is by the Russian painter Ilya Repin:
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.