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Of the Brotherhood and the Taiping

Earlier this year I read Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War by Stephen Platt. The book, which is excellent, is the story of the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) which took place in … Continue reading

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The Wrong Side of History

“The strong condemnation that Russian has received around the world indicates the degree to which Russia is on the wrong side of history” -Barack Obama “It was only a very small elite around Yeltsin who were buying [that the collapse … Continue reading

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