Andrew Tutt (Yale): Must Foreign Affairs Be Special? From TNR, David A. Bell on the bookless library: Don’t deny the change — direct it wisely. Fernweh is what the Germans call that longing for faraway places; of such nonexistent locations, the mythical continent of Magellanica surely is the crowning glory. Nordic Exposure: We’re having a real Scandinavian moment — Nordic thrillers piling up on the best-seller list and on TV; The Scream, by Norway’s Edvard Munch, fetching $120 million; H&M colonizing Western malls, alongside Ikea. It may be possible to leapfrog government entirely — imagine “seasteading”, living on a floating city outside of any country’s jurisdiction. Ariau Towers: An Amazonian hotel is the ultimate treehouse and provides stilt based accommodation. You can download A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies (20th Anniversary Edition).

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