The Cosmopolitan Globalist

Claire Berlinski
The collected writings of 68 cosmopolitans from the globe around, hosted by Claire Berlinski.
Created 26 Aug 2019
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  • Songs of the Serious Animals
    21 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    From Claire—From the email you’ve sent me since we published my father’s book reviews, it seems some of you fear my father is a forbidding figure. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since it’s S...
  • An update to the world from an Afghan mother
    21 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 6 0
    From Claire—For those of you new to this newsletter, here is the story of this family, and you can contribute here to the fund to help them. They asked me to share this update with you. Unfortunately,...
  • A Passage from India
    17 Nov 2021 • 58 min read • 6 4
    Bland Fanatics: Liberals, Race and Empire by Pankaj Mishra Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 224 pp., $27.00 David Berlinski, Paris PANKAJ MISHRA is an Indian journalist, novelist, and travel writer; he is wi...
  • Is Bosnia on the verge of breakup?
    16 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 5 5
    Cristina Maza, the author of our weekly reading list, recently spoke to Jasmin Mujanović, the author of Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans. She’s shared the transcript of her inte...
  • Le Pen Perdu
    11 Nov 2021 4 0
    La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot, par Éric Zemmour. Editeur Rubempré, septembre 2021. English version David Berlinski Éric Zemmour est un journaliste politique français, collaborateur de longue d...
  • Monday morning update
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 6 4
    Cristina’s tour d’horizon of the global news now includes a section called “What the State Department says.” We liked this idea so much that we plan to expand it: “From the Chancelleries” will be a we...
  • French Toast
    04 Nov 2021 • 33 min read • 15 2
    “France has not Said its Last Word” Ed. Rubempré, September 2021 David Berlinski, Paris Éric Zemmour is a French political journalist by profession, a long-standing contributor to Le Figaro; and if he...
  • Exciting times at the Cosmopolitan Globalist
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 12 8
    From Claire—Thank you for your emails. No, no, nothing bad has happened to us! No, no, we haven’t had a big feud! And no, we assuredly haven’t forgotten our readers. Quite the contrary. It’s just that...
  • Are we headed for war in the Pacific?
    13 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 10 9
    Vivek Y. Kelkar, Mumbai The USS Carl Vinson, USS Lake Champlain, and USS Chafee conduct a passing honors ceremony with Japan’s JS Ikazuchi and JS Chōkai in the Philippine Sea on September 19, 2021. Th...
  • October 9 book club meeting postponed-
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 3
    By Rachel Motte, Houston Dear Readers, A number of us are still having trouble finding copies of this month’s Cosmopolitan Book Group reading selection. Carter Malkasian must be gnashing his teeth wit...
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