Writers blocked: Even fantasy fiction is now offensive | Spectator USA

Persecution is endemic in the vicious world of Young Adult publishing. The escapist settings of fantasy fiction are still afflicted by the culture war — Read on spectator.us/writers-blocked-fantasy-fiction/

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The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

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 The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

Ashoka the Great and Kublai Khan: theories of kingship

http://www.youtube.com/watch The reigns of Ashoka the Great of the Mauryan Empire of India (268-232 BC), and Kublai Khan of the Mongol Yuan dynasty of China (1271-1294 AD) were separated by almost 1500 years. Despite the distance of Time and Space there was one fundamental idea that united their Empires: that is Kublai Khan’s adoption of … Continue reading Ashoka the Great and Kublai Khan: theories of kingship