Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dugin OpEd in FT

Alexander Dugin has an OpEd piece in today's Financial Times, "The world needs to understand Putin" (March 12, 2013). Very measured and moderate--Putin is a conservative, and why this is, and why it matters. Dugin is described as "chairman of the department of the sociology of international relations at Moscow State University." Well, yes. But there's a lot more to him than that!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Postdoc in Sweden

The University of Gothenburg in Sweden is offering a postdoctoral fellowship for a person working on "Western Esotericism and Islamology, for example notions of the Muslim in esoteric discourses, transfer of magic, alchemy and astrology from Islamic traditions to Western currents, and the adoption of Western esoteric practices within Sufic organisations." Some projects dealing with Traditionalist Sufism would fall in that category, I think. Further details here. It's a good department.