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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 06-16-2017
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Posted By omarali50
I just finished "The Silk Roads; a new history of...

I just finished "The Silk Roads; a new history of the world" by Peter Frankopan.

My review is at Brownpundits.com (http://www.brownpundits.com/2017/06/14/book-review-the-silk-roads/)


This is...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-26-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
Death's End

Cixin Liu's trilogy is making news in the science fiction world. My reviews

The Three Body Problem (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1829010993?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1)
...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-21-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
I am reviewing "The Fleet at Flood Tide" by James...

I am reviewing "The Fleet at Flood Tide" by James Hornfischer.

This is a book that does some things really well, but omits others for no rhyme or reason and is also taken down a notch by the...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-05-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
I just finished "The Pursuit of Power"...

I just finished "The Pursuit of Power" (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1957965915?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1).

My review follows:

An outstanding, thorough and...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-04-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
My review/rant about "age of anger" is now done....

My review/rant about "age of anger" is now done. The whole thing is here at Brownpundits com
(http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2017/04/review-age-of-anger-pankaj-mishra.html)
Excerpts:
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-31-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
The Pursuit of Power...

The Pursuit of Power (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430010-the-pursuit-of-power) by Richard Evans.

I am approaching the end of the book and it is great. A very thorough review of European...
Forum: South Asia 02-16-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 268,096
Posted By omarali50
A huge blast has killed up to 100 people in one...

A huge blast has killed up to 100 people in one of the most popular Sufi shrines in Pakistan. Naturally this has led to renewed discussion about when and if Pakistan's famed security establishment...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 02-02-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 17,303
Posted By omarali50
Blogger Razib Khan (always worth reading by the...

Blogger Razib Khan (always worth reading by the way) has a couple of long posts (https://gnxp.nofe.me/article/5890eb3a2fab740d79000007) on ISIS, Islamic exceptionalism...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-30-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
To Rule the Waves

To Rule The Waves. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/85632.To_Rule_the_Waves) How the Royal Navy Shaped the Modern World, by Arthur Herman.

My review:

The title overstates what the book is...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 01-25-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 17,303
Posted By omarali50
Is Islam the rock on which the liberal order breaks..

I have a post at brownpundits with the title: Is Islam the Rock on Which the Liberal Order Broke? (http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2016/12/islam-is-rock-on-which-liberal-order.html)

It is more a...
Forum: South Asia 01-25-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 268,096
Posted By omarali50
But aren't they about two different things?...

But aren't they about two different things? Pakistan could be winning its war against terrorists who attacked Pakistani institutions (bad taliban) and still supporting terrorists who help (real or...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-11-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
My review...

My review (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1846934426?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1) of "Failed Empire" (which I think is a must-read book)

A must read for anyone interested in...
Forum: Historians 01-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7,489
Posted By omarali50
As it happens, i just posted a biographical...

As it happens, i just posted a biographical profile of General Anant Singh Pathania (http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2017/01/major-general-anant-singh-pathania-mvc.html) on Brownpundits which...
Forum: Historians 01-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7,489
Posted By omarali50
Credit for operation Bison may go to General...

Credit for operation Bison may go to General Thimaya more than General Carriapa.. Better informed Indian commentators can correct me.
Forum: Historians 01-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7,489
Posted By omarali50
Not always, but usually good enuff for guvmint...

Not always, but usually good enuff for guvmint work.
It is true that the more flamboyant characters (and the tougher victories) were in the EIC army days; the British Indian army was relatively...
Forum: Historians 01-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7,489
Posted By omarali50
The British Indian army is a fascinating topic of...

The British Indian army is a fascinating topic of study. And still relevant, because the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi armies are still working on the same template (Indian more than Pakistani. I...
Forum: Historians 01-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7,489
Posted By omarali50
And his review of "Crossed Swords",...

And his review of "Crossed Swords", (http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2017/01/review-of-crossed-swords-history-of.html) a history of the Pakistan army

Excerpts:
Forum: Historians 01-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7,489
Posted By omarali50
The British Indian Army

Major Amin has written extensively on the British Indian Army and the Pakistani army and i made one of his book chapters into a blog post about the so-called "martial races". Formatting is not great,...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-03-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 44,393
Posted By omarali50
A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War...

A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (New Cold War History)
by Vladislav M. Zubok

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1991046.A_Failed_Empire

I am more...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 12-11-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 128,271
Posted By omarali50
Thank you. I see your point. I may revise my...

Thank you. I see your point. I may revise my thesis to say all of that (what brought America down) and still say "the rot was not obvious until Muslims showed it to be the case".
Something like...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 12-09-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 128,271
Posted By omarali50
Smile That was not my point at all. As I tried to...

That was not my point at all. As I tried to explain in the postscript, my thesis is not that Islam will defeat Liberalism. The thought process was more like this:

1.The...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 12-08-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 128,271
Posted By omarali50
A set of tweets, storified here,...

A set of tweets, storified here, (https://storify.com/omarali50/fukuyama-redux) explains some of the thinking behind the above blog post.
Forum: Politics In the Rear 12-07-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 128,271
Posted By omarali50
Since Trump has caused many (including me, in my...

Since Trump has caused many (including me, in my last post (http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2016/11/president-trump-unknown-unknowns.html)) to think dark thoughts about the end of Western...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 11-29-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 128,271
Posted By omarali50
Forgot to add the link to the original post...

Forgot to add the link to the original post (President Trump, The Unknown Unknowns (http://brownpundits.blogspot.com/2016/11/president-trump-unknown-unknowns.html))
Forum: Politics In the Rear 11-29-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 128,271
Posted By omarali50
I had a post about President Trump, the unknown...

I had a post about President Trump, the unknown unknowns:http://brownpundits.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/president-trump-unknown-unknowns.html

Excerpts:
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