Languages of the World’s Asya Perelstvaig notes that sdhe has an online course on languages available.
Lawyers, Guns and Money looks at the lessons of Uruguay’s José Mujica for the left, and suggests that putting populists on pedestals is a losing strategy.
The Map Room’s Jonathan Crowe approves of the recent book Unruly Places.
Marginal Revolution shares a revisionist take on the 1943 Bengal famine.
Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw considers the role of community gardens in modern-day Australia.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders if Grexit will be triggered over so little.
Savage Minds shares tips on better writing for students of the social sciences (and all people, really).
Window on Eurasia notes the shattering of the post-Soviet space, suggests further advances into Ukraine are unlikely, argues that Lithuania would be much more likely to face conventional aggression than Estonia or Latvia, and notes Russia’s outlook to the European far left as well as the far right.
Understanding Society examines the networks associated with the formation of elites.
Window on Eurasia argues that Ukrainians destroying Lenin statues paradoxically make Lenin more of a status quo fiogure among Russians, and commemorates the anniversary of the ill-fated Black Friday Soviet armed intervention in Azerbaijan.