Russia's Burning While the Kremlin Fiddles
The massive wildfires and killer heat wave in Russia has captured the imagination of Western audiences as a harbinger of doom. The wildfires which have choked Moscow in a suffocating cloud are paired with the horrific flood in Pakistan in a sort of “nature run amuck” narrative, a cautionary tale about global climate change. As chunks of glaciers bigger than Manhattan float off to sea and...
Hello: Not Another History Blog
Hello: Not Another History Blog Alas, another blog. Like we need another one. Still, I thought it might be worthwhile for me, if not the casual reader, to have the discipline of organizing my incoherent thoughts in a way that makes them accessible to others. This is what I tell my students to do—to write their papers for the public, not me—and I might as well try it myself. I find too much of...