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TEDx Goodenough College: Collapse of Complex Society: Learning From History

June 26, 2011


Check out my TEDx talk on ‘Collapse of Complex Society: Can We Learn From History?‘ at the Goodenough College, London. Watch it at TEDx event website or directly at YouTube. The talk relates two great sociopolitical entities: Roman Empire and European Union thanks to the concepts of “complexity” and “energy”. To fulfill a promise of […]

“Why the West Rules” – a milestone in Philosophy of History!

April 3, 2011


Ian Morris in his book “Why the West rules – for now” (2010) created something remarkable: an index of social advancement which allows us to compare societies from the past, present times and – possibly – future. The index consists of four variables: energy capture, war making capacity, organization and information technology. Apart from usefulness […]

Network Medievalism. Welcome to the New Middle Ages!

November 23, 2010


Welcome to the New Middle Ages! Casimir Pulaski Foundation has just published my policy paper that sketches a framework for an integral theory of social change called “network neomedievalism”. DOWNLOAD the English version of the paper. The paper (available also in Polish) is based on an article published previously in Polish Pressje Quarterly (No XX, […]

Polish Radio – my comments on the Community of Democracies

July 11, 2010


“You won’t teach the mountainmen who are illiterate that democracy is an inherent value in itself” – this and a  few other of my comments on the Community of Democracies in Krakow have been recently broadcast in “Diplomatic Bag” – a weekly program by the Polish Radio (External Service) aiming at English-speaking audience. You can […]

Welcome to the New Middle Ages!

June 22, 2010


The latest issue of Krakow Pressje Magazine is featuring my essay: “Network NEO-MEDIEVALISM” (Polish version: original article with tables) (English version, shortened) Synopsis: I am pointing out that in three areas of humanities – historiography, philosophy of culture and international relations the term “neomedievalism” has  already been used to describe global changes taking place in […]