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The Other Machu Picchu: Why Choquequirao Is The Real Lost City Of The Incas

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru's party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime after midnight, and by the time the sun pokes over the Andes, the fabled "Lost City of the Incas" looks less like one of the great wonders of the …

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City: The Frontline Of China And India's Geopolitical Showdown

The story goes that in 2011 Sri Lanka’s then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa looked out from the land reclamation site of Colombo’s emerging South Container Terminal and had an epiphany: why not just keep going and build an entirely new city district? The idea was as pragmatic as it was visionary — the …

Sri Lanka

Interview: Philosopher Bruno Latour on Challenges of Identity Politics in India

Bruno Latour is regarded as one of the most prominent thinkers of our time, weaving together philosophy, anthropology and sociology. Seen as one of …

University of Cambridge

Is the Latin American Left Dead?

“Latin America Leans Left,” announced a 2006 story by the Associated Press, listing one election victory after another by a leftist presidential …

The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

<b>Sri Lanka is on the brink of a historic moment. Following a long struggle spanning over a decade, a Bill on the Right to Information (RTI) was tabled</b> …

Sri Lanka

Securing Peace With Trade and Diplomacy

Presidential candidates on both sides seem to have forgotten the lessons of the post-Vietnam War era.<p>In the middle of a presidential campaign full of bombastic rhetoric, it is worth pausing to note recent ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of America’s entry into the Vietnam War. The gradual …

Vietnam War

Ancient Rome's Donald Trump

DECORAH (Iowa) • Populism has a long and colourful history in American politics, from Huey Long on the left and George Wallace on the right, to - …

Sri Lanka's National Security Fearmongers

Sri Lankan police have recently uncovered ammunition, a suicide vest, and explosives in Chavakachcheri, a town in the country's north. It's widely (and realistically) believed that this is an old arms cache. Let's keep in mind that from 1983-2009 a brutal civil war raged in this South Asian island …

How Islam Created Europe

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.<p>Europe was essentially defined by Islam. And Islam is redefining it now.<p>For centuries in early and middle antiquity, <i>Europe</i> meant the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or <i>Mare Nostrum</i> (“Our …

Note to Fellow Jews this Passover: Let's Stop Behaving Like Eternal Victims

An interesting thing happened the other day when Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vastly overstated the number of Palestinian fatalities in the 2014 mini-war between Israel and Hamas.<p>Though Sanders quickly corrected himself, this did not stop former Israeli ambassador to the United …

Make elites compete: Why the 1% earn so much and what to do about it

The spectacular economic rise of the top 1 percent is now common knowledge, thanks in large part to the work of Thomas Piketty and his collaborators. …

Economics

In Praise of Hugs

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

“History has a habit of intruding”: Save the Lukács Archive

<i>As the Hungarian government moves to close the archives of the Marxist philosopher and political theorist Georg Lukács, we share an article</i> …

Communist Party

The Church of Economism and its discontents

Richard Norgaard writes: Two centuries of explosive economic growth have radically altered our world. With human activity now the major driver of …

Anthropocene

The Myth of the Free World | World View

Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, in Anthills of the Savannah, tells the following story:<p>Once upon a time the leopard who had been trying for a long …

The Philosophy of Climate Change

Guest essay by Leo Smith<p><b>Introduction</b><p>I decided to pen this, not because I am a ‘philosopher of climate change’ like the esteemed Rupert Read, whose …

Anarchy and Emotion

Anarchy and Emotion: Toward a Softer Aesthetic for Freedom<p><i>Editor’s Note: The following is an article that really resonated with me. It was written by</i> …

BR Ambedkar: Slayer of All Gods

ANNIVERSARIES are usually moments of stock taking, assessing achievements and failures. In the case of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, such an exercise would …

A Philosophy Blog

A philosophy graduate student elsewhere writes:<p>Personally, I would not teach "Positivism and Fidelity to Law," since it's just a tissue of confusions …

American Philosophy

Panama Papers: A History of Tax Evasion from Ancient Rome to the French Revolution to 19th-Century New Jersey

The “Panama Papers” didn’t come out of nowhere. Ever since ancient Rome imposed tax burdens on the wealthy, the wealthy have been trying to squirrel assets away from the reach of local law. The more than 11 million emails, corporate records and financial spreadsheets leaked this week are a reminder …

New Jersey

Michel Foucault saw Europe’s current refugee crisis coming 40 years ago

In March 1976, philosopher Michel Foucault described the advent of a new logic of government, specific to Western liberal societies. He called it biopolitics. States were becoming obsessed with the health and wellbeing of their populations.<p>And sure enough, 40 years later, Western states are …

Breast Cancer

We'd Eat These Vegetarian Galettes Any Night of the Week

Meet Shelly West, our Readers' Choice Week winner for best vegetarian main dish.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and boy, did they deliver. Our Test Kitchen selected their favorite submissions in the</i> …

Cooking

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell – review

One of the funniest and most trenchant critiques of Parisian existentialism takes place in the 1961 film <i>The Rebel</i>, in which Tony Hancock plays a deluded would-be artist who has quit the stifling mediocrity of East Cheam for the delights of avant garde Paris. Having accidentally found himself the …

Existentialism