Category Archives: geopolitics

Europe: Populism and the agony of the elites

Over the past month, protests have swept across France.  What began as an objection to the fuel tax became violent displays of general outrage.  These are the surface symptoms of a deeper crisis of authority in Europe’s political order.  The … Continue reading

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Foreign policy in the age of the Fifth Wave

Foreign policy during the industrial age was conducted in great secrecy between governments which claimed to embody the nation.  For the purposes of global politics, the US government was the United States.  In reality, of course, elites and large bureaucracies … Continue reading

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Staring into the pit: Or, how we learned to love the Iranian bomb

 [Second of a series in which I stare into the pit of global politics, circa January 2016, and write down, without euphemisms, the horrible things I see.] Sometime last week I came upon a disturbing image.  US Navy sailors, hunched … Continue reading

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