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  1. Mar 2022
    1. Of two editions that I have been involved with, Volume One of The Collected Works of John Ford now costs £222.50, while Volume One of The Oxford Francis Bacon sells at £322.50. These prices have increased since publication in 2012 at rates exceeding any measure of inflation, and have reached a level that no individual, and ever fewer libraries, can afford. They are so expensive that fewer copies are being sent out for review, which means that fewer readers will hear about them. The claim that “Oxford University Press advances knowledge and learning” is undermined by its policy on pricing. Editors who devote years of their lives to producing accurate and helpful texts are disappointed that their chances of reaching a scholarly audience are diminishing.
    1. It emancipated law from the influence of tradition and religious belief.

      Highly questionable.

    2. When, in the Odyssey, Homer wants to sum up what makes the Cyclopes barbarous, he writes that they “have no laws”.
    1. Results showed that men prefer working with things and women prefer working with people, producing a large effect size (d = 0.93) on the Things-People dimension.
  2. Jan 2022
    1. biryani-eater has become an all-purpose smear for anyone who takes a dim view of the Hindu-nationalist government

      Is there evidence to back this up?

  3. Dec 2021
    1. majorly married within their gotra

      This makes little sense, because in most parts of India, people seek to avoid marrying within their gotra (seeing that as marrying within their own family).

    1. “We don’t think it’s appropriate,” said spokesman Mogomotsi Mogodiri, “because Nelson Mandela never had a rabbit in his ear.”

      Quite hilarious a response!

  4. Oct 2021
    1. India voted in favour of a resolution condemning Internet shutdowns when it orders the largest number of Internet shutdowns.

    1. In a chapter of Me and White Supremacy devoted to “cultural appropriation,” a concept that constitutes a major ideological tenet of critical race theory, Saad directly argues that the idea of “cultural sharing” as a “way to solve racism” is “flawed.”

      "Cultural sharing" is the dominant mode of cultural transmission in human history.

    2. “We believe that so long as the white race exists, all movements against what is called ‘racism’ will fail. Therefore, our aim is to abolish the white race.”

      But at the same time, white people must be made conscious of their race at all times. "Whiteness" must be created.

      These are thus contradictory aims.