The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
27th Dec

by Jared Diamond

Archaeology is demolishing the belief that human history over the past million years has been a long tale of progress.

9th May

by Jared Diamond

Environmental collapse and the end of civilization.

16th Feb

by Jared Diamond

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How the people of Easter Island wiped out their forest, drove their plants and animals to extinction, and saw their complex society spiral into chaos and cannibalism.

29th Dec

by Jared Diamond

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Some written languages are a precise reflection of speech, while others, like english, are a complete mess. Is this alphabetical evolution? Or the unequal application of logic to literacy?

28th Mar

by Jared Diamond

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Race based body chemistry makes no more sense than race based on looks, but you do get to move the membership around.