When societies enter periods of chaos, the contingencies of history can change the world. These are the times of heroes.
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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.
Whistleblowers expose corruption. But they represent a breakdown in trust and loyalty. Confucian thought presents an alternative method of accountability.
Fin DePencier joins Ash Milton from Ukraine to report on events in Kharkiv and discuss what Russia’s actions mean for other countries in its sphere of influence.
Kazakhstan’s leaders blamed foreign infiltration for its violent January protests. In the city of Almaty, I learned that the real answers lie within the state itself.
Ukraine was said to be on the eve of invasion. I went to see things for myself.
Richard Hanania joins Ash Milton to discuss Ukraine, Russia, and what really drives U.S. foreign policy.
French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour believes that France is on the brink of self-destruction. Parts of the political establishment, including President Emmanuel Macron, increasingly seem to agree.