Wall Street Protesters Join the American Conversation

The Wall Street protesters are providing an important voice in America’s national conversation. They make an interesting contrast with the Tea Party–there is no evidence, so far, of shadowy entities lurking behind the scenes. Initially, the media focused on the protest’s lack of a clear agenda. If by ‘agenda’ they mean a set of proposals…

The Warrior and His Gods

In “The Stakes of the Warrior” Georges Dumézil uses his theory of the tri-functional structure of Indo-European society as a framework for the analyses of stories belonging to three different areas of the world; India, Scandinavia, and Greece. His comparative study includes the Scandinavian saga of Starkaṓr, the Indian tale of Śiśupāla, and the Greek…