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Escaping the Iron Cage of Hopelessness

By Edward Curtin

Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved” Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism…

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Le' Notes #34: In search of political legitimacy

This post discusses Weber’s and Alagappa’s theories of political legitimacy.

The centrepiece of any political system is legitimacy. Political leaders who do not possess legitimacy, well, are deemed unworthy of assuming any political authority. 2.553 kata lagi

Academic Notes

I Beseech You, Orianne Aymard

Peace and harmony appear so closely woven in every cell of her being that the spirits of darkness would search in vain for a loophole. 634 kata lagi

Wisdom Traditions

ON THIS DAY: April 18, 2017

April 18th is

Adult Autism Day *

Animal Crackers Day

World Amateur Radio Day *

National Columnists’ Day *

World Heritage Day *

Lineman Appreciation Day * 1.277 kata lagi

History

Interviews with my Grandmother: Part II

My grandmother’s name is Snehlata. It translates to “a vine (lata) of love (sneh).” I would say that she is rather a “a vine of strength”, who has succeeded in keeping her ever spreading family together. 504 kata lagi

Interviews with my Grandmother: Part I

Pushtimarg is a sect within Hinduism (and under Vaishnavism) that my family follows. It has been translated loosely as “A path (marg) of Grace (pushti)” 373 kata lagi