New roundup-esque format. A collection of articles found, books read and things done. Issues every other week.
Russian Conservatism review finally out. Favorable.
Putin graphic novels next year. A cause for optimistic pessimism. Or maybe just pessimism.
A carousel of books.
- The Warship Lollipop, Issue 14. Zine comic by a local artist. A rare occasion when meditative dialogue and naive drawings came together for me. Read.
- Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas. What happens when an introvert dreaming of grandeur winds up in an extrovert’s job? Reading.
- Химия by Alexandr Volodarsky. A Ukrainian leftist performance artist recounts his experiences in prison. DNFed.
- Сонечка by Lyudmia Ulitskaya. A woman swaddles herself in a cocoon of literature as the forces of both mass and personal history rage around her. Reading.
- The World: An Introduction by Richard Haass. Good, if you like liberalism. Not so much if you fervently believe in it. Read.
- Climate Change and the Nation State: The Case for Nationalism in a Warming World by Anatol Lieven. Can civic nationalism
save the planetgalvanize action on issues related to climate change? Hm. Read.
- Новый баланс сил. Россия в поисках внешнеполитического равновесия by Dmitri Trenin. Put aside temporarily but will return once I have more time.
A carousel of articles.
- Old Worlds, New Worlds: Vyacheslav Nikonov’s “The Code of Civilization” (review) – Russophile Reads.
- Memo to Russian Liberals: Get Some Perspective and Don’t Be So Starry-Eyed About the U.S. – Natylie’s Place.
Another blog bites the dust. My anteblog. It had been dead since 2019. Its closure was but a formality.
Featured image by Valeria Boltneva.