How China Avoided Soviet-Style Collapse “Understanding the shifting balance of social forces, interest groups and political factions …to see how China escaped the shock therapy that brought down the Soviet Union.”

John Dickerson: Every Dog Is a Rescue Dog

Europe needs to back browser-level controls to fix cookie consent nightmares, says privacy group (I thought it was bad before, but it really is much worse when you are in Europe…)

NY Times investigation on COVID in India: senior officials forced scientists at elite institutions to downplay the threat to prioritize Mr. Modi’s political goals

Coronavirus Ventilation: A New Way to Think About Air

How a Massachusetts case could end the Texas abortion law

Taiwan’s Elder Care Industry Faces Embattled Future

One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

Why admitting Covid is Airborne is so hard. - by Jeremy Chrysler

You’re Missing Microbes. But Is ‘Rewilding’ the Way to Get Them Back?

Sotomayor’s Defiant Dissent

The war in Afghanistan was far, far different from how it has been depicted in American media.

Manchukuo became an experiment in developmental state‐building which had immense consequences for the whole of East Asia

He said he knew Al Capone: Jewish spy for the Japanese in Shanghai who died a quiet death in Taipei

Guam Was Ready to Help Relocate Afghans. Biden Ghosted.

At the Border of Southern Taiwan: The 18 Communities of Lonckjau and the Seqalu People

If the Biden administration doesn’t step up now—on vaccine mandates and production, testing, mask supplies, and protections for essential workers—millions more will die.

How to quantify the ventilation rate of an indoor space using an affordable CO2 monitor

Afghanistan: “here are the key factors I see in today’s climax of a two-decade long fiasco

Taiwan’s Indigenous star of ‘Seqalu: Formosa 1867’ dies from cancer

Nestflix – non-existent movies and TV shows that exist solely inside other (real) movies and TV shows

Nestflix – movies and TV shows that exist solely inside real movies and TV shows

New Zealand Goes Into Lockdown After Finding One Coronavirus Case

Pakistan’s Pyrrhic Victory in Afghanistan (written by Pakistan’s former US ambassador back in July)

The Man Behind the Myth: Should We Question the Hero’s Journey?