Thinking Out Aloud

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Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of interest



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Pastoralist peoples exploding out of the their lands and conquering farming peoples is a recurring feature of human history.Likely expansion of the Indo-EuropeansThe Indo-Europeans did so with great historical consequences, expanding into E...

One of the signs of the increasing intellectual conformity of the academy, particularly the social science and (even more) the humanities, is the rise of scholarship that treats voting the "wrong" way as a pathology, to be explained pathologically.In...

This is based on a comment I made here.The US has a legislated two Party system. (Left-cynics say that if the Soviet Communist Party had divided itself into two wings who disagreed on abortion, it would still be in power.) The UK has working cla...

This is based on a comment I made here.Econblogger Robin Hanson notes that firms and cities have open borders and argues that:So if nations act differently from firms and cities, that should be because either:1) there are big important effects that a...

That pioneer political scientist Montesquieu's theory of the separation of powers was both a very odd take on the English system of government (which he claimed it to be) but also very influential in the drafting of the US Constitution.List...

The progressivist war against citizenship took another big leap forward with the British Labour Party decision committing the Party to giving the vote in general elections to all UK residents. As things reveal their nature (and importance) in their h...

I am writing a book on marriage for Connor Court. It would be very helpful to have some "beta readers" to run a critical eye over drafts of the chapters (and appendices) of the book.So, if you are interested in being such a reader, say so in the comm...