Manu S. Pillai in LiveMint: If ever there was a man who was attentive to the tribulations of kings, that man was Kautilya. While there might have been several minds invested, across spans of time, in the composition of his...

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Violence as a way of life

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Manu S. Pillai in LiveMint:

If ever there was a man who was attentive to the tribulations of kings, that man was Kautilya. While there might have been several minds invested, across spans of time, in the composition of his Arthashastra, Kautilya’s manual of statecraft was a model of...

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The Banality of Virtue

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Madhav Khosla in the LA Review of Books:

The Ordinary Virtues lacks the psychological sophistication of a work like Shklar’s Ordinary Vices. Many readers are likely to find the book unsatisfying in important ways. Parts of it seem like a work of political theory, though its contribution...

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László Krasznahorkai’s "The World Goes On"

 

Saul Anton in 4 Columns:

Anton_WorldGoesOn_CoverWhen the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to go to space in April 1961, he reportedly said the following words to his ground control as he looked out his capsule’s small window: “I see Earth. It is so beautiful.” Less than seven years later,...

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Spin: The Quantum Property That Should Have Been Impossible

Paul Halpern in Forbes:

ScreenHunter_2901 Nov. 21 19.59In the early 1920s, physicists were first working out the mysteries of the quantum Universe. Particles sometimes behaved as waves, with indeterminate positions, momenta, energies, and other properties. There was an inherent uncertainty to a great many properties that we...

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The destruction of graduate education in the United States

Scott Aaronson in Shtetl-Optimized:

ScreenHunter_2900 Nov. 21 19.50If and when you emerged from your happiness bubble to read the news, you’ll have seen (at least if you live in the US) that the cruel and reckless tax bill has passed the House of Representatives, and remains only to be reconciled with an equally-vicious...

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