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Not in a hurry? Perhaps weary of sound bites and memes? If so — read on! My essays are more closely argued and deeply researched pieces. Great for a long reads or lazy weekends.

If you are looking for shorter or less scholarly reads, please peruse my articles. Else you can read my jottings for a collection of scribblings.

Intellectual Warehouse

While access to information is now relatively more widespread than in the past, the modern paywall can often prove to be as much of a hurdle to access as the price of manuscripts was in yesteryear.
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Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental

I have long been concerned with the negative human impact on our environment and while I am some way off from thinking the world is on fire, it is clear that business as usual is going to leave a decidedly lessened planet for our children. Thus my spotlight on the ecological effects of our choices is slowly widening and most recently has taken in cryptocurrency.
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Company Men

In Calcutta a statue was erected to Lord Bentinck, Governor-General of India. Its inscription bears citing at length as it…

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Madmen Raging Against the Sacred

The Fourth Crusade veered from its original aim, the reconquest Jerusalem, and ended in the sack of Constantinople; earning for itself the ignominious title of the crusade against fellow-Christians.
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