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Cognitive Dissidents

Hard Times in the 21st Century w/ Helen Thompson

Cognitive Dissidents
Cognitive Dissidents

Professor Helen Thompson of Cambridge University joins the podcast to talk about her recent book. She traces three histories – geopolitical, economic, and democratic – to explain how the world reached its current level of disorder and why she sees hard times on the horizon.



(00:00) - Intro

(02:55) - Book Summary

(06:30) - Dealing with a changing landscape

(12:09) - Understanding Putin's motivations/US Energy

(17:30) - Suez Crisis and Germany and Energy

(25:11) - What's next for Germany and the EU?

(33:24) - Turkey

(39:08) - Economic nationhood

(43:54) - Inflation and monetary policy

(54:37) - Are democratic or authoritarian regimes more efficient?

(59:00) - Future of the UK


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