Weekend Reading 2021 05-15

Ottoman Empire, Freedom House Bullshit, German Left Civil War, Facebook's Military Origins, Japanese Samurai Rulebook

Sitting here in my apartment overlooking Dubrovnik (Ragusa), one gets the feeling of it being a sort of Land’s End in that the mountains drop into the sea, with little land on which to build in between. We here are hemmed in. The Republic of Ragusa, that great trading power and the Hong Kong/Singapore of its day, extended along the coast roughly a 45…

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