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Last updated: Feb 1, 2022

This page is a curated archive of my best posts since I started blogging here in January 2008, before moving to The Russian Reaction in 2015 and to Substack in October 2021.

You can read a short introduction to my work at What is Powerful Takes?

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Projects

Community

Pages/Misc

The following sections contain a structured archive of my articles [best] since I started blogging, beginning with a list of scientific publications and ongoing projects.

 


Library

This section largely deals with my non-Russia related output. While I am really an pundit without portfolio, there are a few areas that I am especially interested in:

  • Geopolitics
  • HBD, psychometrics, and their application to economics and economic history
  • Political science
  • Futurism and transhumanism
  • Cryptocurrencies

(Regrettably), I have yet to complete any books. But here are some of the Projects I’m working on.

 


Scientific Research

I am mostly a blogger and pundit, not a researcher, but I do very occasionally publish scientific research. New articles will tend to appear on my Google Scholar profile.


Publications

 


Geopolitics

Sinotriumphalism


Futurism

 


Philosophy & Transhumanism

 


Age of Malthusian Industrialism

One possible future scenario: since all personality traits are heritable, and desired fertility is one such trait, a “business as usual” future scenario is that the demographic glut will reverse and lead to a renewed population explosion; in tandem with technological stagnation brought on through dysgenic reproduction patterns, this will eventually lead to the industrial economy reaching its carrying capacity, ushering in the Age of Malthusian Industrialism.

Search all AoMI-related tags.

 


Cryptocurrency


HBD/IQ

Hive Mind: IQ & Success

National IQ


Apollo’s Ascent

Apollo’s Ascent is a series of posts, a theory, and hopefully a future book making the argument that the rate of technological progress can be modeled as a function of existing technology, literacy, and the IQ distribution.

 

 


Politics

America

Europe


Economics


Society


Demographics


History


Culture


Creative Writing/Short Stories

  • WAGMI (2021): The %TOTAL Maximizer: A Halloween Story

Predictions

Note that as of June 2020, I am tracking my predictions at PredictBook.

Successfully predicted:


Obituaries


Self-Help

Health & Fitness

Learning

Productivity


Coronavirus/COVID-19

Note I maintain 2 pages on this topic: COVID-19 Resources | COVID-19 Survival Guide.


Quantified Russia

I started blogging as a “Russia watcher”, so to this end I segregated all related posts so that they wouldn’t dominate the other sections. This section consists of selections from The Best of Da Russophile, a large archive I made in 2014 to mark the formal end of the Da Russophile blog, as well as consequent Russia-related posts I have made since moving to the Unz Review.


Core Articles


Politics & Democracy

Russian Elections

Media

Liberal Opposition


Economy


Society & Culture


Corruption


Demographics


Foreign Policy


Foreign Policy: The Near Abroad


History

 


The AK


This initial section deals with milestones in my life blogging. In other parts of the Archive, posts where I am substantively involved (e.g. personal journalistic coverage) are tagged *The AK*.

 


Talks, Podcasts, & Videos


My YouTube channel has a large percentage of my videos, podcasts, etc., and I plan to expand my content offerings in the following months.

 

 


Translations


Kholmogorov Translations

My former blog at The Unz Review is the primary source for English translations of Russian national-conservative philosopher Egor Kholmogorov, which were carried out over the course of a few years by the translator Fluctuarius Argenteus and myself.

Here is a sample of our translations:

Eventually, we hope to convert it into an English language anthology. The project page is The Kholmogorov Reader.


Russian Spectrum

Translations from the short-lived The Russian Spectrum translation project in 2013 (see more details here).