Res Publica et Princeps

One of my oldest friends tells me often that "weak cultures are always eaten by strong cultures." I think of this often. What's a strong culture? I explore that question in my essays,

The African Strategic State

My my prior essay, On the African State, explored how a lack of strategic consensus building among elites has hamstrung the ability of African countries to develop "developmental states" similar to those in

On the African State

There's a scene in the fourth season of Succession, an HBO TV show, where the protagonist--Logan Roy, tells his would-be heirs that they "are not serious people." It's a curious thing to say.