Afternoon Links

Why was George Orwell’s Animal Farm such a success in the United States?

The problem with contemporary art

Did van Gogh cut off his ear because his brother was engaged?

Hilarious and sad

Alexander Hamilton’s personal archive is up for sale at Sotheby’s

“Deepdene: Rise and Fall of the House of Hope”

Some good news: horrible ruiner of Shakespeare has been fired.

An illustrated history of the asylum and the first “criminal lunatic”

A history of Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison

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