The difficult birth of independent Mongolia

“Let every Mongolian, Russian, Tibetan, and Chinese person know that we have heard that the Chinese have revolted against the Manchu and the Qing empire is presently in collapse. Mongolia […]

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Chinese Bolsheviks in the Russian revolution – and an old slander that echoes down the generations

A friend who is of Ukrainian ancestry, and who supports  the right of Ukraine to be free from the boot of Russian militarism, as I do, recently shared with me […]

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Education, the professions, and a lousy compromise

The world’s oldest profession is – contrary to the popular saying – the scribe.  The scribe arose together with the rise of written language and number in antiquity, because reading, […]

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