Do weaker men favor socialism?

by Brennen Ryan ( It is being reported: “An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of wealth and income inequality. The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal, ​found that weaker... Continue Reading →

Bangladesh: the holocaust in our water

by Brennen Ryan ( Water is one of the most basic things required for life. Seventy-one percent of the Earth’s surface is water. By weight, the average human body is about 65 percent water. Water brings life to animals, forests, crops, lands. Even though 97 percent of people in Bangladesh have access to water, only... Continue Reading →

Water and imperialism*

by Brennen Ryan ( Water is essential, in various ways, to all human activity. Water is something that humans, literally, cannot do without. Every human needs water in order live and to have a good life. Societies need water in order to be provide for the survival of their populations. Usable water, as a resource,... Continue Reading →

Flooding and food insecurity threatens Bangladesh

by Brennen Ryan ( Over a million people have been affected by flooding in Bangladesh. Recent floods destroyed food stocks, crops, and buildings. Nearly half a million people were left homeless when  Bangladesh’s two major rivers, the Meghna and the Brahmaputra, flooded last month. As the waters recede, worries rise about whether there will be... Continue Reading →

On the inverse cripples

by Brennen Ryan ( Through Zarathustra’s remarks on the inverse cripples, Friedrich Nietzsche is criticizing modern intellectuals who are revered as geniuses: “[F]or there are human beings who lack everything, except one thing of which they have too much — human beings who are nothing but a big eye or a big mouth or a... Continue Reading →

Comments on Soviet Women, Traditionalism, Revisionism

by Brennen Ryan ( These comments are a reaction to Gail Warshofsky Lapidus’ “Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development, and Social Change.” Much of Lapidus’ essay covers the same ground as these other  works Wendy Goldman’s Women at the Gates, Sheila Fritzpatrick’s Everyday Stalinism, and Hiroaki Kuromiya’s Stalin’s Industrial Revolution.  What is refreshing about these... Continue Reading →

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