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On History Repeating
On History Repeating  


October 4, 2012  

How human history is invented, written, encountered and, in the end, irresistible For hundreds of thousands of years of... 

Stateless People, People-less States
Stateless People, People-less States  


June 7, 2012  

Why the State as organizing framework remains stable, while the people it serves may be (made) vulnerable The media buzzwords,... 

The Future is Red in Tooth and Claw
The Future is Red in Tooth and Claw  


February 7, 2012  

Parting volleys on humankind’s arenas of contention Cooperation is local, competition is pandemic. It has always been... 

On Magnanimity and Ruthlessness
On Magnanimity and Ruthlessness  


October 19, 2011  

And why the first refines, or needs, the second Magnanimity heals the rift; ruthlessness seeks to erase the opponent. Both... 

On Language, Logic and Lies
On Language, Logic and Lies  


June 27, 2011  

Why we keep talking, talking, talking The great 18th century French diplomat Talleyrand once said that speech was given... 

Nature and the Spirit of the Age
Nature and the Spirit of the Age  


February 18, 2011  

Closing reflections on primary forces in this new political century Nature is inevitable: spirit is not. Spirit is purposeful,... 

On Winning and Responsibility
On Winning and Responsibility  


October 13, 2010  

Toward a theory of temporary advantage in the chaos of life. The idea of winning smacks of the absolute and archaic… The... 

The Boiling, Breathing Masses
The Boiling, Breathing Masses  


June 14, 2010  

In the multitude of people is the king’s honour; but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince Imagine a tabletop.... 

On the Coming Order
On the Coming Order  


February 19, 2010  

Looking for the new century’s Copernicus The throw of fiction these days is decidedly dystopian. Novels and movies are... 

Artists and Revolutionary Leadership
Artists and Revolutionary Leadership  


November 1, 2009  

Final reflections on leadership, truth and the subversive pen Propagandists argue that the true poet must be a revolutionary.... 

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