One tries to make sense of contemporary geopolitics and a pattern emerges. The two critical developments in recent years were the trade and technology…
The New Yorker has a new essay on the metaphysics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The essay does not deal with metaphysics at all, being a lot more…
Some notes: The historical significance of the pandemic is the way it introduces a wholly new technological equation. There were past ages when…
The Financial Times has a piece up on how Putin is again lambasting against colour revolutions and promising to keep the Russian near abroad free of…
I was in Kazakhstan a month ago and had the opportunity to meet a number of current and former officials. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have to report I…
The fourth film of the Matrix franchise, Matrix Resurrections, begins with the suggestive gambit that the first three films were actually a popular…
At the beginning of Don’t Look Up, the two scientists played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio quickly discover the comet and calculate its…
I could never see myself as belonging to the left. If one passion animates my political thinking that is the belief in an open, unpredictable future…
The metaverse could become the new arena for global competition. Much has been written about a clash of titans between Facebook and Microsoft to decide…
I had an interesting conversation on the future of Europe with a European politician recently (name withdrawn because it is irrelevant and because I…
It is hardly a coincidence that the metaverse as a practical project emerged out of the experience of the pandemic. The great migration to digital…
My book History Has Begun traces the history of a certain political philosophy I argue was born and developed in the American republic, before turning…