The weak should fear the strong.
* Richard Hanania had a podcast with Sean McMeekin about his new book. (I made some comments on that post).
Incidentally, I have started reading Stalin’s War. Not far in, but my initial impressions are that McMeekin is weak on military realism – he seems to think that Allied Lend-Lease that went to the USSR would have instead translated into the Anglo-Americans freeing the Polish death camps had those resources been devoted to their own war effort instead.
On another note, @devarbol does point out that McMeekin performs a useful service in highlighting that American elite anti-Communism only began after WW2.
* Paul Robinson on Ukraine’s Bidensliv.
* Adam Tooze on Vasily Grossman.
* @Nemets speculates that 20C leftist aesthetics would have looked radically different if not for the Latvians.
* French smart fraction performance in math has plummeted over the past generation. You’d better hope we get to AGI and/or genetic editing for IQ sooner rather than later, or we’re not having much fun the next few centuries.
* Trump: Time to go back to McDonald’s, anon.