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Links and Best of Twitter, January 2024
Andrew Roberts told me not to read any other books about Napoleon, but although I did enjoy his biography very much, there was one part of the man’s life I really needed to know more about. I’ve therefore picked up Napoleon in Egypt by Paul Strathern, and have been doing a thread of my favorite excerpts for X paid subscribers.
Some of you have asked whether I could give a reduced subscriber rate for students, who tend to be poor. Fine, if you have a student email address, you can have a one year subscription for 30% off by clicking this link. Remember, you already receive 17% off by doing a yearly subscription instead of month-to-month. With the additional discount, you’re only paying about $4 a month, which I think you should be able to afford unless you’re in really bad shape.
Earlier today I released a podcast with Rob on making it as a writer. I found it extremely valuable to just take a step back and reflect on all this and the lucky steps that were needed to build an audience. Releasing our conversation actually reminded me that some of you are not subscribed to the H&H podcast mailing list, for complicated reasons it’s not worth talking about. If you’re one of those people, go to Substack settings and change it, so you can get all the free and paid content from there.
I was recently on Erik Torenberg’s podcast again. You can watch here or get it wherever you find your podcasts.
At one point I promised you all a mailbag once a month. That was back when I wasn’t providing a lot of paid content, but now that you’re getting a good amount, I think that every two or three months would be better. Plus, I think that spacing the mailbags out will give time for more new events to happen in the world, so people can think up more novel questions to ask.
As always, here are the top X paid subscriber posts of the month. Click through to get to the link itself in each case.