Apparently, no one’s ever seen a dystopian sci-fi movie in which a futuristic, authoritarian government keeps society on a leash by appealing to primal…
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Reasonable doubts about Ukraine? Don’t worry, we have them too.
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Kazakhstan, Ukraine and oil interests in the Russian Near Abroad
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Note: I’ve decided to include short notes on ideas I’m working on, that may or may not eventually become full-fledged articles. The Outpost is about…
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A guest column from Stahlblau is available at Covidian Aesthetics, a friendly substack we can never recommend enough, by Mónica Belevan and Alonso…
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Exit and disruption in Eastern Europe
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There are many layers to conflict, and many readings of it. The basic, factual explanation given is that this is a conflict of security and energy…
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When discussing the humiliation of Empires, September 11th is a busy anniversary. The epoch-shifting attack on the World Trade Center happened twenty…
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On a rainy day, 500 years ago, a small troop of Spanish soldiers conquered the city of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, after two long…
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A few months ago I posted some musings on the Alchemical Regime of Kazakhstan, Russian tough love, and the Almaty uprisings earlier this year…
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Since the publication of The Decline of the West in 1918, Oswald Spengler’s theories of civilizational decline have never truly gone out of fashion…
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Viennese philosopher Otto Weininger’s (1880-1903) only published work bore the title “Sex and Character: an investigation of fundamental principles”. At…
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