* How nostalgia for white Christian America drove so many Americans to vote for Trump
* The Demise of the Nation State
* Mud season in Russia: Putin, Rasputin
* Two lists from Tor.com – All the New Fantasy Books Coming Out in April. All the New Science Fiction Books Coming Out in April.
* “Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.” – from this comment (#26, by Frank Wilhoit) on a post over at Crooked Timber.
* An excerpt from William T. Vollmann’s new book No Immediate Danger.