A DNA Economy: Bodies, Violence, Inheritance

We are living through a change in change. Not merely a shift in structure from one superpower to multiple, but a far deeper one from a state-based order to a multi-actor system. The ancient world of disjointed empires gave way to the disorderly medieval world, followed by the modern order of sovereign states, and nowContinue reading “A DNA Economy: Bodies, Violence, Inheritance”

Pretending to, knowing better

The most personally and theologically formative literary experience in my life was reading William Faulkner’s The Bear (a novella that is also part of the longer novel Go Down Moses). The protagonist grows up in post-slavery, pre-industrialization Mississippi wilderness, “…the wilderness, the big woods, bigger and older than any recorded document – of white manContinue reading “Pretending to, knowing better”