Monday assorted links

1. A left-wing take on Dalits and caste and class struggle.

2. Dan Drezner’s five most important (not the same as “influential”?) public intellectuals: Coates, Gessen, Fukuyama, Chernow, and Autor.  I think he considerably underrates how much Bezos and other tech people are respected for vision, execution, and depth of understanding, rather than just having a lot of money.

3. Chinese train station built in nine hours.

4. Was Rome or Han China more technologically advanced?

5. “This futuristic house actually gets stronger as hurricanes pass through.


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