/303/ The Failure of the French Forever War ft. Yvan Guichaoua

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgxih-131dce7 On Mali and the Sahel.   French president Emmanuel Macron declared the end of Opération Barkhane on 9 November 2022, bringing to an end to nearly 10 years of French military intervention in Mali. But what is the legacy…

/286/ What Was Communism? ft. Branko Milanovic

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pgv57-12b743a On Communism's historic role.   We talk to renowned Serbian-American economist Branko Milanovic about growing up in Yugoslavia and how, in much of the world, History never ended. We then dedicate much of the episode to discussing Branko's claim…

Excerpt: /280/ Three Articles: Liberal Nationalism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t468r-12938f2 [Patreon Exclusive] With European liberals waving Ukraine flags, how might the war and escalating geopolitical tensions between major power be prompting a return to nationalism and patriotism? Is it just a means for elites to extract sacrifices from the…