The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
19th Jul

The very best online reads by our favourite historian

26th Nov

A Tetw reading list

Amazing essays about history, race, and environmental collapse

16th Apr

by Jared Diamond

What really happends when a society is forced to go it alone?

4th Jan

by Jared Diamond


Once upon a time, all the fruits, nuts, and berries our gathering ancestors ate were wild. Someone, at some time, had to come up with the bright idea of crops.

22nd Jul

by Jared Diamond


Why was it Europeans who conquered the world and colonized other people, rather than the Chinese or the people of India or the Middle East?