Nightcap

  1. How neoliberal thinkers spawned monsters they never imagined Wendy Brown (interview), INET
  2. Singapore’s thriving shadow education industry Sun Sun Lim, OUPblog
  3. The unraveling of Sino-Japanese relations Richard McGregor, History Today
  4. There is no end to history, no perfect existence Ludwig von Mises, Mises Institute

Nightcap

  1. Police tailgating and entrapment Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
  2. Singapore’s military elite Francis Sempa, Asian Review of Books
  3. Bill Barr, the man from the 1980s Ross Douthat, New York Times
  4. Open borders and hive minds (NIMBY) Bryan Caplan, EconLog

Nightcap

  1. The decline and fall of Western civilization, 1992 Dan Nadel, New York Review of Books
  2. The Hitlers in our own country Clive Webb, History Today
  3. A history of Singapore, from 1299 to the present Frank Beyer, Asian Review of Books
  4. A specter is haunting Xi’s China: ‘Mr. Democracy’ Ian Johnson, ChinaFile

Nightcap

  1. Israel’s political balagan Michael Koplow, Ottomans & Zionists
  2. A summary of the rights of British America Thomas Jefferson, Avalon Project
  3. Studying Singapore before it was famous Frank Beyer, Asian Review of Books
  4. The mystic life of Hermann Hesse Philip Hensher, Spectator

Nightcap

  1. Abu Raihan al-Biruni, an Islamic scholar from Central Asia, may have discovered the New World centuries before Columbus S. Frederick Starr, History Today
  2. Gendun Chopel: Tibet’s Modern Buddhist Visionary John Butler, Asian Review of Books
  3. Toru Dutt’s strangeness from India and the French Revolution Blake Smith, Coldnoon
  4. Singapore in translation Theophilus Kwek, Times Literary Supplement

Nightcap

  1. Antarctica’s long, dark winter Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura
  2. The worst volcanic eruption in US history Rick Brownell, Historiat
  3. Aftershocks from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake Ian Johnson, NY Review of Books
  4. Put the “human” back into human capital Parag Khanna, Strait Times

Nightcap

  1. Singapore, capitalism, and market socialism Scott Sumner, EconLog
  2. China’s Creditor Imperialism Brahma Chellaney, Project Syndicate
  3. Chairman Xi, Chinese Idol Ian Johnson, New York Review of Books
  4. Trump may be rude, but that doesn’t make him a tyrant Ted Galen Carpenter, the Skeptics