Note to readers who use the email feed
Beijing Forum 2011
Friday, October 15, 2021
Fire safety in urban China
A rapidly rising percentage of the Chinese population is living in high-rise apartment buildings in hundreds of cities around the country. T...
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Ludwik Fleck and "thought styles" in science
Let's think about the intellectual influences that have shaped philosophers of science over the past one hundred years or so: Vienna Cir...
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Striving for consensus in Nazi Germany?
Nathan Stoltzfus's Hitler's Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany has a remarkable and startling thesis: though the N...
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Vasily Grossman on Treblinka
Vasily Grossman was an important Soviet writer and journalist from the 1930s through his death in 1964. He was a Ukrainian Jew born in 1905,...
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Fascist populism and the threat to democracy
What features of a political regime contribute to political loyalty and commitment on the part of its citizens? Can a fascist dictatorship i...
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Snyder's big idea about genocide: state smashing
Tim Snyder's Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning is an exceptional and innovative history of the Holocaust, and of the ma...
Sunday, September 19, 2021
A Socratic morality of war?
An earlier post raised the question of whether Socrates had participated, directly or indirectly, in atrocities in war during his celebrated...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Probing atrocity in Miropol
photo: execution site at Babi Yar, Kiev, Ukraine, September 1941 It is challenging to form a mental picture of the significance and reality ...
View web version