[Wo1] Macron continues his assaults on French traditions.
[Wo2] Introducing democratic dictatorships. But not really.
[Wo3] International aid may not only be failing, but may be making things worse.
[Wo4] What’s going on with Europe’s Social Democrats? Europe shifting center right and the US shifting center left represent a sense of convergence, when you think about it.
[Wo5] As interesting (or more) counterfactual than the South winning the Civil War is the Guadalupe-Hidalgo treaty being signed and Mexican land being taken up and down. I thought about that when I read this piece about the idea of merging the US and Mexico.
[Wo6] One does not expect a naval battle in Congo.
[Wo7] The Carolinas split because, among other things, the rice farmers of South Carolina just couldn’t live with the tobacco farmers in North Carolina. In China, there is a split between rice growers and wheat growers in terms of sexual liberation.
[Wo9] Volcanoes under the ice in Antarctica.