Alec Ash

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


Eric Hobsbawm, the Communist Who Explained History

The End of the English Major

Regarding This 'Brooklyn' Everyone Keeps Talking About

How Yiyun Li Became a Beacon for Readers in Mourning

George Orwell's schooldays

The Feminist Forerunner in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”

Ukraine in Our Future | Timothy Garton Ash

What Monks Can Teach Us About Paying Attention

A tragedy pushed to the shadows: the truth about China’s Cultural Revolution


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