Travels and Ideas
Sources and Ideas to Share
History and Philosophy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business and Technology
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.
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.
Economics and Geography
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.