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576: Cyborg Vivarium

KMO talks with James Poulos, the Executive Editor of The American Mind, the Claremont Institute's online publication devoted to driving the conversation about the ideas and principles that drive American political life. His new book, HUMAN, FOREVER: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, James proposes a means of thwarting the assault on the human soul posed by digital technology. His recent essay in The Claremont Review of Books provides the skeleton for this podcast conversation while also detailing the flawed efforts of seven authors to see the problem posed by digital technology clearly and to propose an effective strategy for remaining human, forever.

575: Microphones and Psyche

KMO welcomes astrologer, crypto-enthusiast and fellow OG podcaster, Adam Sommer. to the C-Realm podcast to talk about all of those things. Other topics include Terence McKenna, looking forward to and back upon 12 December 2012, Quetzalcoatl, the corruption of NPR, the degradation and dysfunction of the political left, media bias, and the book Cosmos And Psyche: Intimations of New World View by Richard Tarnas.

574: Restraining the Blob

KMO welcomes podcaster and long-time friend of the C-Realm, J. G. Michael, to the C-Realm Podcast. J. G. is the host of the Parallax Views Podcast. His recent focus has been on geopolitics, and that's where this conversation focuses, with particular emphasis on "the national security blob," a phrase coined by Ben Rhodes, a top aide to Barack Obama.

573: The Long Revenge

KMO talks with Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States and the host of the Unregistered Podcast, about life under slavery, the shortcomings of libertarianism, and the case for Pax Americana as the least worst mechanism for global stability given the existing state of affairs.

You can find a 2018 conversation between Thaddeus Russell and Douglas Lain here: https://breadtube.tv/zerobooks/zero-squared-145-thaddeus-russell-against-rationalism/

And the Munk Debate between David Frum and Steve Bannon is here:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?453964-1/steve-bannon-david-frum-debate-rise-populism

And here's a conversation between Steve Bannon and Sargon of Akkad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwKLSA6lWdo

572: Fully Automated Luxury Communism

KMO welcomes Professor Nicholas Kiersey to the C-Realm to talk about the guiding principles that could lead technological humanity to a post-scarcity, post-capitalist existence in which nobody has to toil, and everyone has everything they need to live a fulfilling and dignified life. Seem unlikely? Prof. Nick isn't here to argue for the technical feasibility. He's here to clear away the conceptual obstacles to envisioning such an existence.

Both KMO and Prof Nick are science fiction fans, and they can both be found in a weekly discussion of SF on Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/sci-fi-politics

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