Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 7: 4.07: A Muscle-Flexing Flyby

Show Notes

We talk about nation-states, war, hopes of permanent peace and how “the end of history” and the notion of fewer major wars is likely a pipe dream. But also, how to think about foreign policy issues as citizens of nations we love, and the value of nation-states even in a “global village.”

  • Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Russo-Japanese War
  • World War I
    • “War to end all wars”
  • World War II
  • Proxy wars
    • Cold War
      • Korean War
      • Vietnam War
    • Arab-Israel conflict
  • Exclave
    • Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian exclave on Atlantic ocean)
  • Gulf Wars
    • Gulf War
    • Iraq War
  • “War on Terror”
  • “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” (All of Vox’s coverage)
    • “Russian military intervention in Ukraine”
    • “Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation”
    • “The Link Between Putin’s Military Campaigns in Syria and Ukraine” (The Atlantic)
  • China’s building islands in the South China Sea
    • “What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea”
    • “China’s President Pledges No Militarization in Disputed Islands”
    • “With China in Mind on a Visit to Manila, Obama Pledges Military Aid to Allies in Southeast Asia”
  • Neoliberalism
  • “End of history”
  • Nation-state
  • North Korea hack of Sony
    • “Timeline: North Korea and the Sony Pictures hack”
  • Britain considering exit from EU (“Brexit”)
    • “A background guide to “Brexit” from the European Union”
  • Putin flexing
  • “Warpaint On” by Risley. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. He doesn’t need permission to use his own stuff. But you know what? It’s Creative Commons Attribution licensed… so neither do you.

Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:

  • Andrew Fallows
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Jeremy Cherfas

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