The cultural historian on the rhetoric of freedom, bossy white women, and the prospects of beating patriarchy by 2040.
Pankaj Mishra’s new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The intellectuals who remade Asia, has one eye on the history of the East and one eye on its future.
Ah, to be at the center of the world! How Gerard Mercator changed history by creating the first useful map.
She was limp and sweaty but I snuggled into the comfortable softness of her. They had cut her open, and she was whole. She looked very tired and sick; on her gown, blood bloomed like a slow flower.