Nightcap

  1. Why were there so many Germans in Russia? Georgy Manaev, RB
  2. Did they miss the French Revolution? Edward Dougherty, Asia Times
  3. Culture and institutions Alesina & Guiliano, JEL
  4. Ireland’s nationalist turn Yasmeen Serhan, the Atlantic

Watson my mind … while I walk the streets of Moscow

I’m running a teacher training program this week in Moscow. While I will have wordier thoughts later, this piece of street art needs no commentary:
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Nightcap

  1. Russia’s brief encounter with the sexual revolution Daniel Kalder, UnHerd
  2. The strange death of libertarian England Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  3. Did Iran’s missile attacks carry message for the Kurds? Dana Menmy, Al-Monitor
  4. A happy family beach in Puerto Vallarta Jacques Delacroix, Liberty Unbound

Nightcap

  1. The Russian enigma (bitter) Lisa Gaufman, Duck of Minerva
  2. How women dominated the 2010s Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg
  3. Kleptocracy and kakistocracy in the 1990s Russia Branko Milanovic, globalinequality
  4. Governance by jury Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias

Nightcap

  1. Pride, prejudice, and Pushkin Donald Rayfield, Literary Review
  2. A century ago America saved millions of Russians from starvation Economist
  3. “Nature or nurture?” Yes. Dorsa Amir, Aeon
  4. When America and Russia were friends RealClearHistory

Nightcap

  1. Why the early German socialists opposed the world’s first modern welfare state Adam Sacks, Jacobin
  2. Russia’s twin Soviet nostalgias Anna Nemtsova, Atlantic
  3. Is our economists learning? Ryan Cooper, American Prospect
  4. An excellent history of China in Ghana Joseph Hammond, Diplomat

Nightcap

  1. Antisemitism, Zionism, and the changing politics of the Left David Feldman, Financial Times
  2. Revolutionary postcards in imperial Russia Donald Rayfield, Literary Review
  3. Dreamtime social games (better institutions) Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias
  4. In defense of the people Roslyn Fuller, spiked!