There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been....– Isaac Asimov
The End of the Future
One of the most important essays of this year from Peter Thiel Progress is neither automatic nor mechanistic; it is rare. Indeed, the unique history of the West proves the exception to the rule that most human beings through the millennia have existed in a naturally brutal, unchanging, and impoverished state. But there is no law that the exceptional rise of the West must continue. The...