Alec Ash


These are the longform articles I'm reading right now (updated automatically via Instapaper):

No Way Is Matt Power Gone - Bloomberg

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple | World news | The Guardian

Total recall: the people who never forget | Science | The Guardian

Mao's China: The Language Game | by Perry Link | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Parachute Generation - The New York Times

How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. - The Atlantic

Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology : Longreads

Murderous Manila: On the Night Shift | by James Fenton | The New York Review of Books

Road to Cambodia | James Fenton | Granta Magazine

Eight Days in North Korea - Los Angeles Review of Books

[Postcard] | The Barracks Are Cast of Iron, by R.W. McMorrow | Harper's Magazine

Inside the Unregulated Chinese Hospitals That Make Men Impotent | VICE | United States


Selected as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect

"One of the best I have read" – FT

"Fascinating and insightful"
Paul French