Hope your populism essay went well? I was reminded of our discussion yesterday when I read this article on how john Adams and Thomas Paine went head to head. Reminds me a bit of how Gladstone and Disraeli went ding dong.
But you can see the populism perspectives here in this article. The chancellor of the British exchequer today, who incidentally read history at oxford, plans to resurrect a body last seen during Disraelis time to retire the government debt.
Fascinating to see how political ideas and economic ideas dovetail. I'm always reminded of the old quote, if you want a new idea, read an old book.
My search for a university goes on. Oxford is out. Cambridge doesn't allow part time PhDs. Brunel is considering my application. LSE, SOAS and UCL applications are pending. Let's see what happens. I even contacted Kings. I think the problem is that I'm crossing too many subject areas, legal, history, religious law and two geographies. Maybe I have to rethink this through if I don't get admission.
Anyway. Have a lovely weekend kannu. I'm going for a gay parade this weekend, a 10 km hike. Also lecturing at the King's college here twice on Friday and Sunday night. And there's an MBS lecture on Monday. Keeping myself busy. I'm missing you all and you gadha haven't told me what you wanted from Singapore!
How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality