March 30, 2019

Review: Kural by Tiruvalluvar

By Amit Majmudar

Tiruvalluvar. Kural. Translated and edited with an Introduction by P. S. Sundaram. Penguin Classics India, 1990. 168 pages.   The Kural generally goes by the title Tirukural, where the “Tiru” […]

January 13, 2017

Goodbye, Marcus Aurelius

By Amit Majmudar

  Blaming Russia for the outcome of our recent election is, among other things, a way of offloading collective guilt for its result. The same goes for blaming the electoral […]

October 8, 2016

Order and Stability

By Amit Majmudar

I can’t help but notice the word “instability” getting used, in political writing, to refer to widespread and continued lawlessness, violence, rioting, and so on. A “stable” society is one […]

March 3, 2016

Civis Americus Sum

By Amit Majmudar

Historical analogies between Ancient Rome and contemporary America never get old for a good reason: The parallels are uncanny, and, however imperfect, are consistently more striking than the divergences. The […]