BrownCast Podcast episode 25: Christoph, center-left edgelord on social justice, Islam, and cosmopolitanism

Another BP Podcast is up. You can listen on Libsyn, iTunes, Spotify,  and Stitcher. Probably the easiest way to keep up the podcast since we don’t have a regular schedule is to subscribe at one of the links above. You can also support the podcast as a patron (the primary benefit now is that you get the podcasts considerably earlier than […]

Egalitarian/Equality and mobility in Society.

Something to keep in mind, an egalitarian/equal society is equally important to happiness of society. Excerpts from Article While the US ranks among the least equal and mobile countries in the developed world, recent work shows that it contains places that span the global mobility distribution. Persistence in income from one generation to the next […]

Beware of Hinditvas

Fascinating that Bengali in India has now started to borrow the honorofic suffix "jii" from Hindi-Urdu. What a 180-degree change in fortunes from the early 1900s when a new Hindi register looked to Bengali for inspiration. — Indian Linguist (@IndianLinguist) March 28, 2019 I love it when my point is so spectacularly proven. But […]

The lure of the Turanian triangle-

I’m following Drew Binksy, the travelloger, as he is falling in love with Pakistan. It seems to be his favourite country along with Iran. It will be a glorious day when Iran, Iraq, all the Stans (including Kurdistan) and Azerbaijan form some sort of Turanian cultural connection. In this story he talks about how […]