Thursday, May 4, 2023
K rishnan Nayar makes three key points in his recently published Liberal Capitalist Democracy: The God that Failed . First, he argues that...
Thursday, April 13, 2023
The chronicle of the revolutions foretold?
F or almost two decades, Peter Turchin has been involved, with many colleagues and co-authors, in an epochal project: to figure out, using...
Sunday, March 5, 2023
On charisma and greyness under communism
S everal years ago in a conversation about politics and history, a friend asked me something about the durability of Tito’s regime in Yug...
Monday, February 27, 2023
Capitalists, the state and globalization
“The tendency to create the world market is directly given in a concept of capital itself. Every limit appears as a barrier...
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
The comprador intelligentsia
I n “Orientalism”, Edward Said spoke of an orientalist as an interpreter of local custom and knowledge to the foreign intellectual. A common...
Friday, February 10, 2023
Statistics as a philosophy and art
T he statistical work during the first fifteen years of the People's Republic of China can be usefully, if somewhat simplistically, di...
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