I wish to inform you that in the past few weeks, I should have written the following:
- A review of Jonathan Lear’s brilliant Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation.
- My thoughts on Sudhir Venkatesh’s talk at the IHouse. He is the author of Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor.
- The inevitable Borat post.
- The next post in the Polyglot Manifesto series – which is the paper I presented at Madison.
- About Zotero.
- What I have learned – and hope to put into use – from teachers of postcolonialism at Chicago.
- All India Muslim League – a conference we organized recently.
- My Thomas Paine project.
- A snarky post about how tone-deaf the major conferences are – in this case, AAS – to standard internet practices. Even ones dedicated to computing, AAHC, need work.
- A really snarky post about 8 kinds of wrong in Faisal Devji’s ISIM article Global War on Terror as De-Militarization [pdf link].
- A really really snarky post about Sayyid Qutb and the experts of GWOT and Islamism.
- A post about the up-heavels in Pakistan on all fronts. Nuts, really.
- A review of Dirks’ The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain.
- Insane YouTube clips of songs from the Golden Age of Hindi cinema, break-dancing, and mujras from Pakistan. You can see some that I added to my favorites.
- A post about the Annual Cliopatria Awards for best of the history blogosphere. Telling you to go nominate your favorites.
HOWEVER, I confess that I haven’t done any of the above. You don’t need reasons, gentle readers. You and I go back – way back. You are indulgent. I will just mention that my hunt for a professorship, my somewhat increased biodegradability, and my work are to be blamed. I miss CM. The good news is that I can see the end of the insanity. Soon.