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One of the charges leveled against realism is that it celebrates war. This accusation is understandable. Where other IR paradigms like liberalism or Marxism look forward to a future without interstate violence, realism believes that such violence is an inescapable feature of the international system. However, it is also misguided. Although realists accept the possibility… Continue reading Does Realism Glorify War?
This may be one of the most controversial things I’ve ever written but I believe that eventually Lucasfilm is going to remake the original Star Wars trilogy. It sounds blasphemous even to contemplate but I’ve become convinced that there are 3 reasons why it will make sense for them to do so, not now, but… Continue reading Remaking Star Wars
In Part 1 of this series, I argued that hegemonic empires were both something that actually existed in the Middle Ages and that they generally didn’t last for very long. In this follow-up post, I examine why the AI is unable to create such empires. Certainly it’s not for lack of strong starting points. Apart… Continue reading CK3 Hegemons, Part 2: Hollow Empires
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