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Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.
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Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.

Jun 30, 2020

Ep 171 *UNLOCKED* Quarantine? Edition 4

Joanne Leon and Dan Wright do another quarantine episode while on newly reduced lockdown in New Jersey in a conversation about the pandemic, protests, the movement to defund police, the hypocrisy of politicians, and Governor Murphy the Friendly Cartoonish Dictator. We also talk about majoritarianism, Turchin’s theory on stability, inequality and the overproduction of elites, and more.  This episode is for patrons only and may be unlocked for the public at a later date.

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Recorded on June 18, 2020. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

Reference Links:

  1. This model forecast the US's current unrest a decade ago. It now says 'civil war', Australian Broadcasting Corp. 
  2. The Science behind My Forecast for 2020, Peter Turchin
  3. Elite Overproduction, Inequality, and the Unraveling of Cooperation (Structural-Demographic Dynamics), Peter Turchin

 

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