Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Politics of Recursion: Hypotaxis, Hierarchy, and Healing

As the written word began speaking, the stones fell silent… the trees became mute, the other animals dumb. 1 It has been shown that in traditional kinship-based hunter-gatherer societies, sharing and gifting lie at the heart of the human community. … Continue reading

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The West Rides Roughshod Again!

As is the case with much of the central western steppe, from the  Carpathian Mountains to the Siberian-Mongolian Altai Mountains, the prehistory of Ukraine was home to proto-Slavic, Scythian tribes, probably as early as one millennium B.C. Before being replaced … Continue reading

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Demonizing Putin and Villainizing Russia

As an American living most of his time in western Siberia, east of Moscow by some three thousand kilometers, tucked away near the foot of the Altai Mountains abutting Mongolia and Kazakhstan, I have a unique vantage point from which … Continue reading

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? Questions Of Olympic Proportion ?

How can we expect, even demand, that the Russians provide suitable housing and toilets for the Sochi Olympics, when we do not even require our own government to honestly deal with significantly more pressing issues?

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert … Continue reading

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