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Mançur Olson on Oligopoly and Social Norms

Mançur Olson on Oligopoly and Social Norms

Mançur Lloyd Olson Jr.— At least after they reach a certain point, distributional coalitions have an incentive to be exclusive. In the case of collusive oligopolists or others that operate… READ MORE

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

To better understand the Russia-Ukraine crisis, we have put together a list of the most relevant books that shed light on the history, socio-economic and political relations of these two… READ MORE

Idi Amin: Recruitment and Enlistment

Idi Amin: Recruitment and Enlistment

Mark Leopold— The question of exactly when Idi Amin joined the British Army, like the date of his birth, has been the subject of some disagreement and dispute. Even the… READ MORE

Taliban

Taliban

    Considered a modern classic, this New York Times bestseller by the award-winning journalist Ahmed Rashid provides an early glimpse into the history of the Taliban. Ahmed Rashid— The… READ MORE

The Center of the Universe

The Center of the Universe

Marcia Bartusiak— Walk into an open field on a clear, moonless night. Overhead, sparkling stars are sprinkled across the sky. All of them seem equidistant from you—and no one else—and you… READ MORE

Diamonds, love and history

Diamonds, love and history

Jack Ogden— Mention of diamonds stirs up a variety of emotions and images, from Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” to conflict stones, and, of course, the… READ MORE

Strangers of Familiar Soil

Strangers of Familiar Soil

Edward Dallam Melillo— On October 31, 1967, California governor Ronald Reagan addressed seventy-three diplomats, businesspeople, and academics who had assembled in Sacramento for the fourth annual Chile-California Conference. As the… READ MORE

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