Episode 4.07 A Muscle-Flexing Flyby
War, the modern nation-state, and an end to "the end of history"
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
- World War II
- Proxy wars
- Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian exclave on Atlantic ocean)
- Gulf Wars
- “War on Terror”
- “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” (All of Vox’s coverage)
- China’s building islands in the South China Sea
- “End of history”
- North Korea hack of Sony
- Britain considering exit from EU (“Brexit”)
- 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.
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- Andrew Fallows
- Jeremy W. Sherman
- Jeremy Cherfas
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