• Sunset of the OttomansMyth Of The 20th Century - Jun 24th 2022 12:46am EDT

    From the 14th through the early 20th century, the Middle East consisted of a hybrid civilization composed of various tribes and peoples stretching from the Balkans down through the Arabian Peninsula under the auspices of the Ottoman Empire. To its promoters, Constantinople administered a multicultural society that balanced ethnic and religious differences into a harmonious […]

  • The Rise of Goldman SachsMyth Of The 20th Century - Jun 8th 2022 3:20pm EDT

    As a $60 billion a year investment bank engaged in market making and asset management for equities, fixed income, commodity and derivative securities for large institutional clients, Goldman Sachs, having been founded in 1869, is arguably the world’s most recognizable name on Wall Street. Known for attracting some of the best financial talent, it is […]

  • Food Security, Supply and Shortages – with James LaFondMyth Of The 20th Century - May 6th 2022 7:32pm EDT

    With a spate of recent news stories about fires and other incidents forcing closures of over 20 food processing and distribution centers in the United States, Canada and Europe this year, people have started wondering if there has been a concerted effort to undermine food security in and around the industrialized world. Comparing to previous […]

  • The End of History and the Last ManMyth Of The 20th Century - Apr 26th 2022 6:11pm EDT

    Published in 1992, political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History’ described a world in which he saw the 70+ year struggle between the authoritarian styles of government meeting an unequivocal end with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. What triumphed – principally the American system of ‘liberal democratic […]

  • Boeing – Troubled SkiesMyth Of The 20th Century - Mar 31st 2022 12:06am EDT

    In 2019, Airbus surpassed for the first time Boeing as the largest aerospace company in the world, as two crashes of Boeing’s 737-Max airplane forced a grounding of the fleet and a halt in sales, eventually costing it $20 billion in associated fines and delays. While Boeing maintains a relatively strong overall safety record as […]

  • The Ukraine Crisis – After DarkMyth Of The 20th Century - Mar 18th 2022 6:46pm EDT

    Following our interview with Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson on the crisis in Ukraine, we wanted to do a brief follow up on the potential long-reaching supply chain implications of the broader conflict between the West and East. Russia, being targeted now by nearly all Western nations with sanctions aimed at its financial payments infrastructure, telecommunications, […]

  • The Ukraine CrisisMyth Of The 20th Century - Mar 16th 2022 4:55pm EDT

    The Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine on February 24th, 2022 surprised many around the world for its speed and scale, making it the largest military operation in Europe since World War II. Western media was quick to condemn the action as a flagrant act of aggression on the part of Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin, while […]

  • Tiananmen – The Gate of Heavenly PeaceMyth Of The 20th Century - Feb 25th 2022 1:41am EST

    In the founding myths of the Chinese Communist Party, youth and student movements play a crucial role, with the Red Guard and Cultural Revolution being ideological tidal waves that transformed the nation. In the founding myths of post Cold War neo-liberalism, it was another student movement – the one that took place on June 4th, […]

  • The Iliad – After DarkMyth Of The 20th Century - Feb 8th 2022 4:03pm EST

    The history of the Trojan War, assiduously studied and thoroughly documented today, was passed down through the centuries not by academic text, but by oral tradition. The conduit for communication, rather than scholarly prose, was the campfire poetry best told in the Iliad by Homer, author of the other great Greek epic The Odyssey. How […]

  • 2021 – Year in ReviewMyth Of The 20th Century - Jan 9th 2022 1:26am EST

    In terms of sheer drama and trauma, few years in recent memory compare to 2020, with the CoViD scare and BLM riots reaching worldwide. In 2021, by comparison, the past year was really more a continuation and consolidation of the last, as the Kyle Rittenhouse trial came to a surprising end, and the power elite […]