The hottest World Politics Substack posts right now

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Points And Figures • 719 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. The emphasis on transgender issues has shifted from other social issues due to the potential financial incentives and long-term profit from transgender-related treatments and services.
  2. Businesses analyze customer acquisition costs and cash flows to understand why certain decisions are made regarding transgenderism and abortion, showing that transgender-related treatments offer a more sustainable revenue stream compared to abortion services.
  3. The transgender industry presents a significant financial opportunity, with ongoing cash flows from hormone treatments, surgeries, and other related services, highlighting the motivations behind the push for transgenderism acceptance and coverage by insurance companies.
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OpenTheBooks Substack • 236 implied HN points • 05 Mar 24
  1. University of Virginia spends $20 million on 235 DEI employees, with some earning up to $587,340 annually.
  2. University of Florida saved $5 million yearly by eliminating 13 full-time DEI positions and reallocating funds to faculty recruitment.
  3. UVA has deep DEI infrastructure with various agencies and departments dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Peter Navarro's Taking Back Trump's America • 9159 implied HN points • 22 Feb 23
  1. World Health Organization has faced criticism regarding its handling of the pandemic in relation to the US.
  2. US taxpayers may be disproportionately burdened financially in upcoming WHO agreements.
  3. Concerns raised over potential loss of American sovereignty in decisions made by the WHO.
Through A Glass Darkly • 334 implied HN points • 03 Feb 24
  1. The Rising Tide Foundation lectures aim to showcase Chinese cultural dynamics and economic history to address misconceptions and lies about China and Russia.
  2. They emphasize the importance of gaining true insight into different cultures to develop critical thinking skills and combat misinformation.
  3. The upcoming lecture on '3000 Years of Chinese Economic Thought' will explore the origin and meaning of economics from a traditionally Chinese point of view.
The Ruffian • 497 implied HN points • 30 Dec 23
  1. During World War II, American soldiers faced racial tensions in Britain, leading to a significant incident at Bamber Bridge.
  2. The interaction between black GIs and white Britons during the war had a positive impact on racial attitudes in Britain, reducing prejudice in the long term.
  3. The Battle of Bamber Bridge highlighted the stark differences in racial attitudes between the US and Britain, showcasing the impact of human interaction in challenging prejudice.
All-Source Intelligence Fusion • 461 implied HN points • 01 Oct 23
  1. Orbital Insight, a Google-backed intelligence contractor, is avoiding bankruptcy by planning a merger with Steve Wozniak's satellite company Privateer.
  2. Orbital Insight faced financial troubles including downgrading its value and emergency loans, with its main client being the Indonesian military.
  3. Orbital's expansion plans included military and intelligence contracts worldwide, efforts to court international militaries like the IDF, Saudis, and Emiratis, and possible NATO collaborations.
Bad News • 1061 implied HN points • 26 Mar 23
  1. Two Harvard grads tried to improve education in Africa with a profit-driven model.
  2. Investigations uncovered issues like sexual assault linked to major global organizations.
  3. The story highlights the impact of financial institutions in neglecting responsibility for negative impacts.
Snowball • 687 implied HN points • 05 Mar 23
  1. Palo Alto Networks is making waves in cybersecurity with AI-driven product enhancements.
  2. Consider decentralized decision-making to address environmental issues based on Elinor Ostrom's work.
  3. Learn about purchasing lands in the US, Africa, or South America and the current turmoil surrounding Binance.
The Corbett Report • 18 implied HN points • 19 Feb 24
  1. The history of Ukraine is highly contested and has been weaponized by various forces in political conflicts.
  2. The study of history has real-world consequences, influencing political conflicts and justifying territorial claims.
  3. Ukrainian history is complex and tells a story of centuries-long struggles for independence, involving outside powers and leading to modern conflicts.
That Damn Optimist • 87 implied HN points • 23 Sep 23
  1. Soviet music piracy played a crucial role in challenging censorship and spreading Western influence.
  2. X-ray records and underground networks were key elements of the Soviet music piracy culture.
  3. Soviet piracy was fueled by a need for alternative music, political expression, and a protest against Western corporations.
Anxiety Addiction & Ascension • 118 implied HN points • 26 Dec 22
  1. Words and ideas have the power to change the world - they can spark movements and awaken people to important truths.
  2. Expressing gratitude and sharing knowledge can lead to a collective will for freedom and a better future for society.
  3. Encouraging conversations and shedding light on important issues through words and ideas are crucial steps towards a more enlightened and free world.
Cosmographia • 119 implied HN points • 21 Oct 22
  1. The post titled 'The Eagles Nest' delves into a brief raid into Germany, offering historical insight.
  2. The author, M. E. Rothwell, shares experiences from their first day of secondary school, highlighting moments of discrimination and prejudice.
  3. The post is only accessible to paid subscribers, encouraging readers to subscribe for more content.
The Classical Futurist • 48 implied HN points • 03 Mar 23
  1. Non-Western philosophy, like Aztec philosophy, should be considered for inclusion in the canon.
  2. Aztec philosophy focused on the concept of rootedness and living a virtuous life in a constantly changing world.
  3. The study of Aztec philosophy challenges traditional Western views on what constitutes philosophy and raises questions about cultural biases in defining classical traditions.
Big Serge Thought • 3 implied HN points • 26 Oct 23
  1. Wars are not over until the last shot is fired, and every strategic and operational decision matters.
  2. German Field Marshal Walther Model played a crucial role in restoring cohesion to the German forces and leading brutal fights during the final stages of World War Two.
  3. Operation Market Garden was a complex plan that faced challenges, led to heavy casualties, and ultimately froze up the western front rather than marking a swift victory for the allies.
Big Serge Thought • 4 implied HN points • 16 Aug 23
  1. Adolf Hitler's strategy in 1944 involved attacking the Anglo-American forces in the west and defending against the Soviets in the east.
  2. The Wehrmacht shifted forces to France to prepare for the anticipated invasion, leaving the eastern front vulnerable.
  3. Germany faced a strategic crisis in spring 1944 with dwindling resources and an impending Anglo-American invasion, while also still battling the Soviets.
Big Serge Thought • 3 implied HN points • 02 Aug 23
  1. America's war experience in World War Two provided unmatched confidence and a sense of reassured power, contributing to postwar confidence and strength.
  2. The American military entered the war with doctrinal uncertainty, having to learn quickly how to fight a continental- scale ground war.
  3. The early American armored force and doctrine was underdeveloped due to historical factors, leading to challenges in combat against German panzers in World War Two.
Big Serge Thought • 3 implied HN points • 27 Apr 23
  1. The Red Army's transformation from a clumsy force to a sophisticated battle machine was a painful process but led to immense power by the end of WWII.
  2. Soviet Operational Art focused on 'Deep Battle', emphasizing sequenced operations to maintain the attack tempo and deny the enemy initiative.
  3. The Battle of Kharkov in 1942 highlighted the importance of decisiveness, aggression, and adaptability on the battlefield beyond just strategic planning.
Dreams in the Which House • 0 implied HN points • 09 May 23
  1. The relationship between Germany (and Europe) and US cultural influence is a central theme in some books and discussions.
  2. European perspectives on Silicon Valley often reflect ideological motivations and preferences, rather than passive reception.
  3. Europeans are conscious actors adopting and adapting elements of US culture based on their own interests and values.