The first of many
I ended last week’s essay with a mention of the polycrisis, a term that’s been popularized by Adam Tooze of late. It’s a dark gestalt where the whole is…
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Planetary Politics History with a capital H is 'Human' history, a condition of grace that’s only available to a special being, and even for them, it’s…
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The Original Question What is the planet? I have no idea how people understood the Earth before the 15th century when it was the center of the…
First recite this mantra 101 times: Nothing in society makes sense except in the light of the planet. Got it? Good! How do we make light of the planet…
It’s been a tumultuous week for the Tagore corporation. It started with T stock hitting an all time high but then the market tanked midweek and since…
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Let me take a minute to be harsh on the old man. I will admit the irritation stems from his writing style: Yeah, like that. The sentiment is admirable…
A day’s break from the T-man as I reflect on the reading so far. I am puzzled by the following question: In a modern system in which everyone wants to…
Nature worship: across India you’ll find little shrines under trees and every district has a sacred hill and a sacred grove. So Tagore is right in that…
Every nation needs a bouquet of founding myths. The US has several: the pioneer heading out west, the cowboy riding into the sunset, Kirk going where no…
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Tagore’s Bengal was both farm and forest. To this day, parts of Bengal are somewhat wild (the Sundarbans for example) but it was most certainly not a…
Some years ago, the American writer Ursula le Guin wrote a novella called “The Word for World is Forest.” Here’s Wikipedia on the book: The novel…
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