The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
Growing up after Tiananmen. Helen Gao describes the attitudes of the post-Tiananmen generation in China.
D-Day and realism. Zachary Keck dissects Roger Cohen’s latest silly argument.
Sisi channels Salazar. Nathan Brown and Oren Samet-Marram explain how Egypt’s new president is similar to “anti-ideological” authoritarian rulers of the past.
Remembering Operation Blue Star. On the thirtieth anniversary of the operation, Nida Najar rounds up a number of reflections on the Indian Army’s assault at the Golden Temple and its consequences. Mark Tully recounts what happened during and after the assault.
The World Cup and nationalism. Andrew Bertoli considers evidence that shows that states that qualify for the World Cup tend to behave more aggressively in their international dealings than those that don’t.
International law and morality. Samuel Moyn reviews Isabel Hull’s A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War.