It's that time of the year again--the time when people sit and reflect about the 365 days they spent orbiting the sun. The time of year when people reset, and make


In August 2021 I wrote a brief essay exploring what helps institutions successfully endure for long periods of time. This is a followup on that essay, which I'd encourage you to

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

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'