How has the material wealth of England compared to that of China over the last 2,000 years?
What book would make for a good introduction to the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean?
And what could rainfall have to do with democracy?
Matchsticks for my Eyes’ new sibling blog, The Optimist (www.petersahui.com/optimist), examines these questions and more! While Matchsticks for my Eyes is about “stories in all their forms”, The Optimist is its non-fiction counterpart where I discuss books or research that has caught my eye.
Join me at The Optimist as I set out to learn more about our wonderful world – one book, article or paper at a time.