Entries by Surit Dasgupta

Christ and Masculinity

Why should the unworthy be considered by the Creator to be worthy recipients of the greatest role model in the history of creation? In our time, it is generally acceptable by all to say that the masculine is an embodiment of a somewhat tame caveman. Men are largely considered to be impulsive, irrelevant, sex-hungry, expendable, […]

Elvis and the Forgotten America

There’s something to be said about the lack of pop culture icons in our time. If anything at all, it is indicative of the lack of charisma amongst those who are appointed as role models in culture. It’s as if we’re all attempting to live out our bland public school textbooks; the element of unpredictability […]

Sting – An Insane Analysis

Baseball is said to be America’s favorite pastime, but it can be argued that professional wrestling comes very close to dominating the upper tiers of Americana. Take for instance, countries like India and Saudi Arabia that generally do not care for Baseball or Football, but they are crazy about American professional wrestling. Why is this the case? […]

The Sacrificial Religion of Feminism

The preview issue of Ms. magazine, founded by Gloria Steinem and published in 1972, had a curious image on its cover: a picture of the goddess Kali, and instead of a myriad of weapons in her many hands, which is the traditional Hindu depiction, she brandished items such as a typewriter and clothes iron—items usually associated […]

The Answer to Social Iatrogenesis

“The medical establishment has become a major threat to health. The disabling impact of professional control over medicine has reached the proportions of an epidemic,” philosopher Ivan Illich writes in the opening passage of his book Medical Nemesis. These words ring true, especially given how much our current world crisis has to do with public […]

Why Hollywood Wants a Black Superman

Now that Henry Cavill’s Superman is set to be permanently retired from the DCEU, reportedly in favor of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ black Superman project, yet another iteration of the diversity casting debate has sprung up among critics and moviegoers. Many comic book loyalists, disappointed and frustrated by the constant tinkering of studios with their beloved franchises, have […]

2023, the Apocalypse Continues

I am convinced that we have entered an era when anthropology will become a more relevant tool than political science. We will have to radically change our interpretation of events, stop thinking as products of the Enlightenment, and finally envisage the radical nature of violence; this will produce a quite different kind of rationality as […]

Rishi Sunak, Infosys, and Digital IDs

Now that the UK government has formally accepted Rishi Sunak as its Prime Minister, let’s look briefly at what his appointment would mean for the Western world at large. It is important to highlight the obvious, namely that Sunak, in stark contrast to the self-professed creed of the so-called “rules-based order,” was not voted into […]

Assange and the Decline of the West

It is rather surprising to see how minor a topic the imprisonment of Julian Assange is in the daily discourses of the Anglo-American world. I write “Anglo-American” because Assange had been tried in the UK and is now readied for extradition to the United States where he will be further prosecuted for publishing highly-classified documents […]

Government Is a Mass Violence Machine

Tyranny is a habit which may be developed until at last it becomes a disease. I declare that the noblest nature can become so hardened and bestial that nothing distinguishes it from that of a wild animal. Blood and power intoxicate; they help to develop callousness and debauchery. The mind then becomes capable of the […]