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World War III Will Be Fought With Viruses ($)

The Forgotten Element of Strategy ($)

How the Enlightenment Ends ($, Kissinger on AI in 2018)

Russia’s Farcical Mutiny Is Deadly Serious for Iran, China

It’s the G-7 Versus China and Russia in the Struggle for Global Influence

American Crisis

America’s economic outperformance is a marvel to behold ($)🇺🇸

After Bakhmut: Draining Battle Leaves Ukraine Battered, Russia Rising

American Compass case studies on industrial policy: Airbus v Boeing, Israel, Detroit, US SBIR, Silicon Valley

China's military buildup shows its ambitions go well beyond Taiwan

BIG by Matt Stoller
How Obamacare Created Big Medicine
Welcome to BIG, a newsletter on the politics of monopoly power. If you’re already signed up, great! If you’d like to sign up and receive issues over email, you can do so here. Today I’m writing about something that is pretty ugly, the American health care system after Obamacare. I’ll explain two things. First, I want to show how Obamacare spurred a big c…
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Federal Reserve Independence Is the Problem

War and peace

War and interest rates

War and industrial policy

War and commodity encumbrance

War and currency statecraft

The Liberal Patriot
Republicans Really Are the Party of the Working Class
Republicans are, in a strict quantitative sense, the party of the American working class. That is, they currently get more working-class (noncollege) votes than the Democrats. That was true in 2022 when Republicans carried the nationwide working-class…
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Policy Tensor
The Strategic Implications of a Tripolar Nuclear Order
The Chinese are catching up with the Americans and the Russians in strategic arms very rapidly. By no later than 2030, China will acquire strategic parity with the United States. India, Japan, or Europe are unlikely to join the ranks of the great nuclear powers, at least through 2030. During the course of the next presidential term, the strategic balanc…
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Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century (long read)

Knight Takes Rook in Cold War II

Labor’s Lost

How the Bank Collapse Goes Nuclear

Why I Am Against Saving the Planet

Seymour Hersh
How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline
The U.S. Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center can be found in a location as obscure as its name—down what was once a country lane in rural Panama City, a now-booming resort city in the southwestern panhandle of Florida, 70 miles south of the Alabama border. The center’s complex is as nondescript as its location—a drab concrete post-World War II structure th…
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The world is not ready for the long grind to come ($FT)

What the end of the US shale revolution would mean for the world ($FT)

A new world energy order is taking shape ($FT)

The Liberal Patriot
From Environmentalism to Climate Catastrophism: A Democratic Story (Part 3)
This is the concluding part of a three part series. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. The election of Donald Trump threw the climate movement for a loop, as it did all movements on the left. Trump quickly repealed Obama’s Climate Power Plan and withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement. As the planet, they believed, was burning, the country was now being r…
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The Liberal Patriot
From Environmentalism to Climate Catastrophism: A Democratic Story (Part 2)
This is the second part of a three part series. The first part is here. Despite the astounding early successes of modern environmentalism, the apocalyptic strain of the movement was simply lying dormant. Given the fundamental contradiction between man and nature, between human economic activity and ecological balance that is assumed by environmentalism a…
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The Liberal Patriot
From Environmentalism to Climate Catastrophism: A Democratic Story (Part 1)
This is the first part of a three part series The beginnings of the environment as an issue can be traced to the conservation movement of the late 19th and early 20th century associated with figures like Gifford Pinchot, head of the Forest Service under Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club. They were Republicans but many Democrats al…
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Semiconductors are the new Oil ($WSJ)

The Reshoring Imperative ($)

The Heartland’s Revival ($)

Anything by Michael Lind ($)