It is not necessarily the case that one should study revolution as a historian would, or at least not an academic one. The examination of historical revolution, and the philosophical ideas driving them, need not be dry and unrelatable.
History is fascinating because it serves up to us this beautiful tapestry of our wildest innermost dreams, and the embers of our worst nightmares.
The 20th century has shaped up to be the most revolutionary so far. Is that a bold claim? Not really.
Notions of success and failure – like notions of evolution and revolution – blend together in a messy tapestry that history provides haphazardly.
Is a half-hearted revolution really a revolution? Can it be effective in the same way?
Exploring the idea of revolution is extremely important. It is also very difficult.
What does effective leadership look like? Matt does the research to demonstrate a scientifically better way to improve product design.
Brannon breaks down three fundamental issues with education in America.
Brannon offers a path to the past, and a reminder for the future.
Relating to the podcast published on the same day, Brannon puts down his extended thoughts on the conspiracy theories we come across and their underlying mechanics.
Brannon has a moment of peace and shares it with us.
Have you got a crazy uncle that tells you all about the conspiracy of climate change? Does he also have pictures of Sasquatch? No? Didn’t think so! He’s also full of crap on the climate piece. Read for some great counter-arguments to some bad arguments.
Brannon muses over a bug of language that may very well trigger the next apocalypse.
Moderates are the most important force in modern American elections. How do we harness their balance-correcting power?
Part of Brannon’s “Musing” series offers a short look at a topic he’s been thinking about. This was referenced in our Podcast episode of the same name.
Brannon tells a historical story of friendship.
Seafood pollution is a very real thing. Matt writes about the processes that cause it and how it affects one particular body of water - San Diego Bay.
Brannon informally dishes on a subject he’s thinking about.
Brannon offers a much more comprehensive look at Bernie Sanders than you’ll get if you only watch television.
This is a shameless use of my blog to post some original music. Here, Matt shares a remix of the opening track to the podcast.