Bill Bensley looks back on decades of perfecting his maximalist design philosophy in Asia. He discusses his approach to cultural interpretation, ecological synthesis, and the pursuit of artistic excellence.
Golden ages leave behind the undying fame of their heroes. It is those who engage them as peers that become capable of initiating a new one.
The early years of Vietnam’s legendary general Võ Nguyên Giáp show the power of a competent lieutenant working in close trust with a sovereign leader.
Brazil’s 2022 election pitted the pro-Lula Northeast against the Bolsonarist South. The conflict between regions goes back centuries. Brazil’s political future depends on resolving it.
Rulers and crime lords are often made of the same stuff. For those who can handle it, the underworld has valuable lessons to teach about power.
Canada’s image as a dynamic and optimistic country is largely mythical. The Canadian economy is beset by a parasitic real estate sector and stagnant production. A better comparison is the sclerotic political environment of Brezhnev’s USSR.
Developments in technology and politics are leading to increasing competition for control over space. The liberal focus on time and progress seems ill-suited to such a reality. As a result, the spatial politics of history may well play a role in defining the future.
Macau is a meeting point between the West, China, and Africa. The broader Lusosphere is well-placed to play the same role globally.
Patterns of land usage have a profound effect on history and the structure of society. Understanding this fills an important hole in Western political discourse.