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The Republic: Examining Plato’s Best-Known Dialogue: Part 1/2

Part One of Two:
* Reading Plato as Light Literature
* Note on Gender Pronouns
* Socrates the Character
* Are the *Dialogues* Really Dialogues?
* Socrates’s Dialectic Style: Characteristics, and Pros&Cons
* Reasoning from the Ideal

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‘An Enemy Of The People’: An Eye-Opening Read During The Pandemic

In this feature published at The Curious Reader, I revisit a powerful play that remains shockingly relevant today.

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Orwell’s Essays Presage His Masterpiece *1984*

In this feature published at Countercurrents, I examine how Orwell’s nonfiction engages with the issues that make his fiction so powerful.

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Book Review: Gerald Durrell’s Encounters with Animals

A review of one of British conservationist and hilarious writer Gerald Durrell’s less-known gems.

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Charles Dickens’s Bleak House.

A critique of one of Dickens’s less-known but most masterful novels.

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What I Read – A selection from Aesop’s Fables

Some life lessons from an ancient Greek fabulist.

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The Ancestor’s Tale Offers a Fascinating Journey Back to our Roots

In this review published at Countercurrents, I examine Dawkins’s encylopaedia of the tree of life.

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Mark Tully’s No Full Stops in India exposes the decades-long roots of contemporary India’s social chasms, systemic injustices, and communal tensions

In this article published at Qrius, I explore the continuing relevance of BBC journalist Mark Tully’s book of essays on India.

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Reading: Halfway through Dickens’s masterpiece *Bleak House*

Image Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bleak-House I’m about halfway through Dickens’s Bleak House.  This is a partial review, written as a comparison of Bleak House to Dickens’s body of work. Bleak House (1852) was the ninth of Dickens’s fifteen novels, counting the unfinished Edwin Drood.  In several respects, Bleak House is a very Dickensian novel:  Littered with characters.  […]

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Reading: A volume of Ivan Bunin’s short stories

A book of short stories by Russia’s first Nobel Laureate.