Astolphe De Custine’s “Letters from Russia” – (1843): What de Tocqueville is to America, de Custine is to Russia.
India and China: 1962 as a Turning Point
A history retold about India and China from 1949 to 1962, a formative and yet self-destructive phase in a troubled relationship.
Confronting the Kleptocrats? Contain Their Western(!) Financial Managers
The governments participating in the November 2021 Biden Summit should hit the authoritarians where it hurts them the most – in their wallets.
Kamala Harris and the Evolution of the Birds: Worldwide Lessons
How evolution over millions of years has created sovereign female birds and equally sovereign human females.
In Memoriam David Graeber: How Debt Has Come to Shape Humanity
Over the last 5,000 years, what has made the concept of debt so strangely powerful?
Deciphering Putin’s Russia: Why the Strains with the West?
A conversation with Angela Stent, the author of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and former U.S. government official on Russia.
The Globalist Culinary Tour: Italy
This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Italy.
Italy: Libya’s Former Colonial Master
Did years of painful colonial rule by the Italians shape Libya’s relationship with the West today?
The Globalist Culinary Tour: Japan
This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Japan.
US: Dog Tags for Chinese Immigrants
Seizing on anti-immigrant sentiment before an election is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. It goes back to the 19th century.