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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Geopolitics: Understanding Oceanic Space

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Geopolitics of the 21st century will be determined by the potential of great powers to build regimes of control over the seas, or oceanic space. It is vital that we understand how the use of oceans has evolved over the ages, and how it stands today. The idea of oceans being the common … Continue reading Geopolitics: Understanding Oceanic Space

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