In postwar France, Charles de Gaulle unified executive power with a technocratic state and a national story. His model still endures around the world.
The threat of mass panic lurks behind our mechanisms of political control. What if we were allowed to fear?
Reject the marginal gains. Change the balance of power.
Viren Murthy joins Ash Milton to discuss the philosophy of world order from the Japanese Empire to modern China.
To understand the return of China’s party-state, look no further than its love affair with ketamine.
From Amazonian terra preta to industrial civilization, humanity has always been a world-transforming species.
Science has become a bank for political legitimacy. It hasn’t survived intact.
Samo Burja joins Wolf Tivy from the conclusion of his expedition to Göbekli Tepe. Topics include the age of civilization, whether we could find pre-Ice Age cities, and the implications of long history.
New discoveries are adding millennia to our past. The implications should change our future.
Reforming America’s vanguard city is a national imperative.
Charlie Smith joins Wolf Tivy to debate the future of crypto. What is its strongest logic? What we should conclude about scams? And what does a rigorous case for crypto look like?
They came from the internet in their war-memes and none could stand against them.
China’s talented message board theorists crafted an industrial vision now embraced by Xi. Will their successors tear it all down?
Our society has abandoned the industrial revolution, along with entire frontiers of progress. Our future depends on understanding its moral logic and creating a new industrial ecosystem.
The Industrial Revolution stopped before it was ever completed. The aftermath is not a clean and developed world, but lost knowledge and civilizational decline.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss cults as society’s real foundation. Cults are not a luxury that societies indulge when all other needs are met. They are the first-movers, setting the stage for everything else that follows.
Atomic physicist Leo Szilard thought that scientists could rule the world better. The insiders who pushed him aside demonstrate what it actually takes to run the show.
Existential problems confront our society. Our response will be the foundation of a new golden age of governance.