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The Cities We Lost clipping

Posted on August 30th, 2020

What lessons can the Eastern Mediterranean's once-cosmopolitan cities teach us about our strife-torn present? Between the 1800s and 1950s, the Levant's port cities were beacons of trade and French-style Westernisation, writes Athanasiadis [AFP]On a recent trip to Alexandria, I bumped into a Greek author of Alexandrian origins at a quaint waterfront patisserie. Over the course of our conversation, it became clear that unlike the majo...

Notes from Peter Thiel’s speech at the National Conservatism conference on July 14, 2019 clipping

Posted on August 31st, 2019

Update: The full video of Peter Thiel’s speech is available here. Please refer to the video for exact quotes. On August 1, Peter Thiel published an op-ed on similar themes in The New York Times. I took notes on my phone, so any mistakes are mine. These notes should be treated as paraphrases and not as direct quotes, since I was not able to write everything down, and I have added context. I did not record audio, since when I asked in...