Saturday, May 8, 2021
When Tocqueville and Marx agreed
W hile writing the chapter on Marx and on how he thought about inequality for my new book, I reread most of his writings (and read some th...
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Marx in Amerika
K arl Marx is back in the West. After having done a tour du monde that took him from a German émigré philosopher to a maître à penser o...
Monday, April 19, 2021
From a people’s game to a game fit for the rich only
I should feel happy. I got it right. The entire Chapter 5 of “Capitalism, Alone” is an exposition of increasing commodification of every...
Monday, March 29, 2021
License to kill: “The World Turned Upside Down”—a laudatory review
Y ang Jisheng’s “The world turned upside down” (whose methodological approach I reviewed here ) is an extraordinary rich book. The ten-ye...
Thursday, March 25, 2021
"The World Turned Upside Down"—a critical review
T his may be the most difficult book review to write. I have decided to break it into two parts. Writing it is difficult because one has t...
Sunday, March 14, 2021
“The Byzantine Republic” and the Chinese Empire: Some similarities?
S everal years ago, Anthony Kaldellis, professor of classics, published a book with an intriguing title “The Byzantine Republic ”. The boo...
Sunday, March 7, 2021
The influence of the Soviet economic model and the lessons for China
I n 1967, at the half-centennial of the Russian Revolution, the Royal Institute of international Affairs (RIIA) in London published a book...
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