Alec Ash

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

2022 letter | Dan Wang

The New New Reading Environment | The Editors

The Escape Artist

Notes from Prince Harry’s Ghostwriter

Don’t Panic About Taiwan

The Misunderstanding of Elon Musk

The Flier | A Translated Chinese Sci-Fi Short Story

Appeasement at the Cineplex | Orville Schell


Eric Hobsbawm, the Communist Who Explained History


A BBC Book of the Week

"A talented young observer of today’s China" – Peter Hessler

"Lyrical ... a telling portrait" – Washington Post

"Alive with the full complications of truth" – Evan Osnos

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect