Matthis Bitton joins Ash Milton to discuss his 05 article on state centralization under Charles de Gaulle, the institutional history of French liberalism, and how a nation is built.
The consequences of fire suppression in California have challenged man’s relationship to the land. But the Golden State’s landscapes have always been intertwined with human vision—not separate from it.
Years of development under President Erdogan are changing the face of Istanbul. Instead of a rejuvenated capital, it has become a microcosm of Turkey’s wider conflicts.
Nicolas Villarreal joins Ash Milton to discuss his 05 article on how capitalist giants use socialist cybernetic planning, cybernetic methods of organizing supply chains, and their impact on the worker.
Catalonia’s nationalist politicians made their careers on symbolic separatism. In 2017, a successful referendum for independence called their bluff.
Charles Smith joins Alexander Gelland to talk about his 05 article on posthumanism, where legitimacy comes from, and the unutilized power of digital communities.
When societies enter periods of chaos, the contingencies of history can change the world. These are the times of heroes.
We live in a centralizing society. Our words, actions, wealth, and thoughts are organized by power. It’s time to understand how we can govern it. PALLADIUM 05: Centralizing Society is out now. Become a member today to receive your copy of the new print edition.
Erik Hoel joins Ash Milton to discuss the current state of education, how it succeeded aristocratic tutoring, and what it means for progress.
China’s imperial elites have made a comeback after decades of Maoist persecution. When it comes to elite persistence, are they the exception or the rule?
Only a powerful modernizing force could overcome the tribal loyalties that divided Afghanistan’s fragile state. That force was the Taliban.
To some, civilization’s collapse promises a social and economic reset. But historical disasters show us that society is surprisingly resilient.
Dylan Levi King joins Ash Milton to discuss his 05 article on the cult of Jiao Yulu and China’s convergence with Western technocracy.
To survive the century, we need a new religious operating system that is the opposite of the metaverse. Palladium is pivoting to build a new temple OS.
Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle is the home of criminal militias and corrupt politicians. With quiet Chinese support, one man has made it his empire.
I arrived in Kharkiv as Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. Here’s what I saw.
With war underway in Ukraine, Russia and Europe are once again divided. Their ultimate dependency on China and the U.S. sounds the death knell for a multipolar world.
El Salvador, Russia, and Afghanistan have become unlikely hubs of crypto use. Instead of evading state power, digital currencies are reinforcing it.