Digital centralization is increasing, and social media networks are now engaging in direct censorship. This is not a violation of the internet’s original spirit, but a necessary feature of its logic.
Mary Harrington comes on the podcast with Wolf Tivy to build out a model of relational vs. transactional conceptions of justice and morality, and to discuss bringing back the mirror of princes literature.
Laura Deming joins us from Los Alamos to talk about self-education, the cultivation of talent, and the state of longevity research.
American social capital is concentrated at the top. The result is gerontocracy and a generational succession failure.
Michael O’Sullivan joins the salon to speak with Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton about his book The Levelling, which includes discussion on the future multipolar world and Europe’s increasingly cohesive development as a geopolitical pole.
The market society frames transaction as liberation, even renting and selling women’s bodies. But the future lies with those who cultivate non-transactional interdependence.
Socialist Chile’s Project Cybersyn prefigured the cybernetic economic planning now used by capitalist giants like Amazon and Walmart. But the future of cybernetic planning can either empower workers or enslave them.
John Dulin comes on the podcast with Wolf Tivy to discuss recent advances in weapons systems and how war is one of the most important drivers of technological progress.
HSH Prince Michael of Liechtenstein joins Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton to discuss elite education, the importance of high-trust institutions, and how small states survive.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has failed to build state institutions to guarantee his country’s sovereignty. Now, amid a moment of weakness, Moscow is stepping in.
Byrne Hobart comes on the podcast to talk to Wolf Tivy about what parts of the American economy are real, the phenomenon of inequality increasing during crises, and the impact of COVID-19 on the real economy.
America has insisted that its allies converge on liberal democratic values. This is increasingly untenable in a world of multipolar competition and faltering confidence in liberalism.
Matt Parlmer talks with Wolf Tivy about the recent protests, their effects on state legitimacy in America, and whether mass political violence is a realistic prospect.
India’s recent TikTok ban is just one part of its digital sovereignty plan. Like the U.S. and China, it is converging on a strategy that uses markets to create national champions.
The most powerful members of our society work in predictable ways. So do those who join them.
Bruno Maçães joins Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton to discuss why America is ripe for a re-founding, stagnation in Europe and China, and why liberalism has stopped delivering on progress.
Early Singapore’s authoritarian competency is a model invoked by leaders from China to Rwanda. But its rise was complex, messy, and the result of long factional battles. There are hard limits to how far it can be exported.
The Great Steppe of Eurasia has variously been a bridge and battleground between civilizations. But one thing is now certain: it will be China that will shape the Steppe’s future and the future of those living along its vast plain.