Was having a conversation with friends a while ago about sundry topics, but mostly centering around this idea brought up by one of us expressed in┬áDialectic of Enlightenment (which I haven’t read). However, as someone who is currently studying colonialism and histories of Western imperialism, it’s an argument that is vaguely familiar– that Enlightenment values… Read More Pleiotropy

History Calling

I went to a panel featuring Dipesh Chakrabarty today, who is one of the few academics I get all starry-eyed about. The conversation also included several other really brilliant scholars, so it was a rich and engaging discussion. I didn’t take notes (bad decision), and all the thoughts and arguments are jumbled in my head,… Read More History Calling