Charles C. Mann – Americas Before Columbus & Scientific Wizardry

The Lunar Society | 14 September 2022 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Charles C. Mann about his books 1491: New Revelations of America before Columbus, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, and The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World. Discusses why Native American civilizations collapsed, why he disagrees with Will MacAskill about longtermism, why there aren’t any successful slave revolts, how Bitcoin is like the Chinese Silver Trade, how geoengineering can help us solve climate change, and more.

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Cross-Examining History – Barry Gewen

Cross-Examining History | 23 June 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Barry Gewen about his book The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World. Backgrounds the influences on Kissinger’s development and evaluates his framing of geopolitics in terms of power and national interest rather than ethics.

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