Looking back I can see some phrases and angles that continue to resonate and others that will be ephemeral. I hope you will find some favorites (you can even jump back though the list on the right to find things you missed).
Looking forward, I will work to avoid too much of the election churn, but the trials of HWSNBN will likely prove too tempting. Nominations are also welcome.
Date Title Topic
092322 Beyond Left and Right The language (and realities) of politics
093022 Centric Can we stand (epistemologically) on our own?
100722 Flush The joys of modern plumbing
101422 Its Broke History as a discipline needs to change
102122 Das Kapital Clarifying capitalism
102822 Heartland The middle of EurAsia is the center of things
110422 Inertia A key principle of physics applies to societies too
111122 Tragedy of the 21C Commons Overpopulation is at the root of many problems
111822 Passions and Interests The mentality of capitalism
112522 Feelings Can we say what we really mean?
120222 Sauce for the Gander American (Un)exceptionalism
120922 Renaissance Are we better off after the past 500 years?
121622 Counting How do we measure our time on Earth?
122322 Grand Turing Test The coming AI arms race
123022 To Boldly Go… The spirit of exploration
010623 Is Genocide Important? A new course asks difficult questions
011323 Uprising What is a “revolution” anyway?
012023 Casablanca Teaching with cultural references
012723 Congressbot When AI runs the government
020323 Laissez Faire Are we all interventionists now?
021023 Generations How the torch is passed
021723 What is a Constitution? Defining a document
022423 Red Lines Definitiveness in foreign policy is often a mistake
030323 Time Warp The illusion of instantaneity
031023 Sunset Boulevard Term limits for legislation
031723 Britannia Rules the Waves (Very) Little England
032423 Law as History Lawyers are just (peculiar) historians
033123 March Madness The corruption of college sports
040723 Knowledge and Liberty Can we know too much?
041423 The Fallacy of Instant History The limits of journalism
042123 Let’s Talk Turkey A country in the middle of things
042823 The Arc of the Universe Seeking justice without faith
050523 Half a Baby in the Hand The wisdom of compromise
051223 Growing Up Enlightenment and species maturity
051923 Human Who are we, now?
052623 Empire and Democracy A current research project
060223 Bemji Calling Report from Bhutan
060923 Backwards Labels are usually fictions
061623 Of Interest The cost of money
062323 Democracy in Bhutan How to build a nation
063023 Realclimatik.1 Facing reality (or not)
070723 This Old House Repairs and maintenance
071423 How To Live Lessons from Montaigne
072123 Realclimatik.2 What is to be done?
072823 Speaking the Truth The uses of honesty in foreign affairs
080423 Petard The dilemmas of a former President
081123 The History of Me Insights from a new course
081823 War and Ideology It’s all about power
082523 To Ear is Human Failing senses
090123 Casting Stones Time to look in the mirror
090823 Entitlements Why titles matter
091523 Journal of a Blog Year.3 Recap
See you in Year 4!