The Truth About Pinocchio’s Nose – The New York Times

There’s more to the puppet’s story than a parable about lying. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/books/review/pinocchio-carlo-collodi-lorenzini.html

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Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

Geopolitics of the Peloponnesian War

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Peloponnesian War was a three decade long conflict between two alliances of city states in Ancient Greece lasting from 431-400 BC. It was a total war, involving massive movements of armies and navies across land and sea; it affected the lives of almost every person in the Ancient Greek world, inflicting tremendous losses … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Peloponnesian War

Geopolitics of the Mughal Empire and East India Company: land vs sea power

http://www.youtube.com/watch An intermediate level analysis of the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean. The East India Company began entered India as merchants in 1600's and went on to build the greatest Empire in the history of the world. More on Geopolitics Theory: Introduction to Geopolitics: https://youtu.be/z5ddUGVo7tU Geopolitics, an introduction (intermediate): https://youtu.be/dg7d0TPoLgw Models of Analysis: https://youtu.be/PXXdvBz1tJU Understanding … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Mughal Empire and East India Company: land vs sea power

The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber

George Orwell's 1984 remains a pathbreaking book (and warning for our times) even today. However, if there is one lesson you must learn from 1984 is never let your ideas be determined by the media, or the zeitgeist. The idea of a pre-ordained 1984-inspired technological doomsday has become just that. Peter Huber's book is challenge … Continue reading The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber