Travels and Ideas

As I have opportunities to take part in various events and to travel to interesting places I will share my opinion and some relevant resources here:

Sources and Ideas to Share

History and Philosophy

Stephen Kotkin

Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University. His work in understanding Russia and the USSR is considered to be seminal. His trilogy on Stalin is being published now.

Stephen Kotkin's website

Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto teaching psychology. I found his work on ideological belief interesting.

Jordan Peterson's website

Richard Taruskin

Richard Taruskin is an American musicologist, music historian, and critic. His writings have frequently taken up social, cultural, and political issues in connection with music.

Richard Taruskin's website

James Davison Hunter

James Davison Hunter is an American socialogist who is the LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and the founder and executive director of UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

James Davison Hunter's website

Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and has specialized in Central and Eastern European history.

Timothy Snyder's website

Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek is a professor at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubliana and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. He offers an alternative to the typical perspective on western culture and politics.

Slavoj Žižek's website

Business and Technology

Clayton Christensen

Professor Christensen teaches at MIT and is noted for his work outside the usual business school's assumptions and use of HBS cases.

Clayton Christensen's website


George Monbiot

George Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental and political activism. His work can be often found in The Guardian.

George Monbiot's website

Fintan O’Toole

Fintan O’Toole is a historical writer, political commentator, and columnist for the Irish Times. Fintan has won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for his writings on Brexit and his book Brexit: The Politics of Pain.

Fintan O’Toole's website

Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior is a journalist who has specialized in covering and understanding authoritarian regimes.

Sarah Kendzior's website

Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev is a Soviet-born British journalist, author, and TV producer who is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics.

Peter Pomerantsev's website

Economics and Geography

David Harvey

David Harvey is a professor of anthropology and geography a the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The development of the field of geography as a means of understanding how mankind has developed the world and our culture is fascinating to me and can lead to many insights into the dynamics of urban design.

David Harvey's website