Why so many people got so many things so wrong about Ukraine
If you're somewhat tired of reading, this is a great issue for you. (#410)
If you're somewhat tired of reading, this is a great issue for you. Two podcasts to listen to, one lecture to listen to, a newsgame to play, and the only text-based recommendation comes with lots of images (of QR-codes, no less). So...shall we jump right in?
Oh, if you do like reading this week, there is a) always the archive with 2097 recommendations since 2011, most of them longreads, and b) my advice on how to read more with read later apps.
1. Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine
Take a seat and get ready to learn from one of the foremost experts on Ukraine and its history. In this lecture, Timothy Snyder goes into history and what he calls deep geography to explain why so many people got so many things so wrong about this war. Highly informative. (The lecture is part of an entire class. All lectures are made available on YouTube.)
2. The Single Best Guide to Decarbonization I’ve Heard
Solving the climate crisis isn't easy, but it's fairly straightforward: We just need to stop emitting greenhouse gases. We need to decarbonize everything. What exactly does that look like? Where are the key challenges? And why is it so important that we create enormous amounts of clean electricity? As usual, Ezra Klein does an excellent job navigating through the topic and making the most of his guest's knowledge.
3. Can you negotiate your way out of a ransomware attack?
The Financial Times puts you in the shoes of a CEO who needs to negotiate with hackers who have stolen sensitive data from the company and threaten to release it to the public. Based on real cases and interviews with experts, this game makes an abstract topic approachable.