The United States is waking up to our new geopolitical normal—a world of multipolar competition as American power stagnates and others powers rise. We need to discard encrusted foreign policy illusions and go back to basics.
Samo Burja comes on the podcast to talk about when it’s appropriate to regulate online speech and the proper relationship between state and media.
National service is a well-established way for Western democracies to build civic unity. A joint military and diplomatic initiative can spark America’s institutional renewal.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss the collapse of the scientific mythos and how both knowledge and statecraft can find new grounds for legitimacy.
Numerous Chinese projects adopted the Belt and Road brand. But its grand strategy propaganda has created new enemies and makes Xi responsible for every failed venture.
Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss the postmodern condition, the failures of objectivity and neutrality, and how truth and meaning can survive.
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.