A few weeks ago I supported Elon’s attempt to propose/broker peace plans in Ukraine. Here is an interesting historical counterpoint, and an example of a…
Here’s a taster of a fortnightly digest, with eight of my favourite, timeless pieces to date… 1) Cinéma vérité – Kennedy vs. Wallace: A Crisis Up Close…
Why are 90% of the world’s advanced semiconductors produced in Taiwan? Are we risking a re-run of Pearl Harbor? If China were to invade Taiwan, could…
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Edwin Reischauer - Here’a a very interesting clip on how JFK’s ambassador to Japan thought about escalation/de-escalation in Vietnam in the 60s. For six…
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Slightly conspiratorial question to begin, but we should be allowed to ask this type of thing. Firstly, attacks were so numerous they were clearly no…
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Is Rishi Sunak on a candidacy path similar to Ronald Reagan? This for four minutes (to 1:13:40) on Ronald Reagan’s loss of the Republican candidacy to…
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Why the EU’s grand plans for building back better are going to fail spectacularly. The problems the EU is having are not down to peak use being too…
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Operation Crossroads: the fourth and fifth detonations of nuclear bombs, 1946
Highlights of the most interesting things I’ve read/watched/seen the past two weeks... Argentina raised interest rates to 69.5 per cent as inflation…
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I’ve recently been taken with many arguments of Effective Altruism (EA) and longtermism – a co-movement promulgated by Will MacAskill, amongst others…
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Will MacAskill’s new book: Reminds me of Niall Ferguson’s 2012 Reith Lectures. I clip the relevant part on inter-generational accounts here (link to…
Brian Armstrong A commendable attempt at solving the Journal problem in science: ~5 minutes: https://www.researchhub.com/ Tim Palmer This on climate…