PALLADIUM 09: Political Outcomes
History is driven by ambitious individuals who engineer great political outcomes in pursuit of great dreams.
History is driven by ambitious individuals who engineer great political outcomes in pursuit of great dreams. PALLADIUM 09: Political Outcomes ships March 21st to all Palladium members.
This Palladium print edition takes a look at the lives of history’s boldest alongside beautiful custom art. It includes an exclusive interview with Simon Mann, the former SAS commando who attempted a coup in Equatorial Guinea.
Launching our print edition two years ago, we began with our own dreams. We have covered everything from how to build up industrial civilization to how to weave it into a flourishing garden planet; from engineering states to cultivating elites.
But history is not a blank canvas for imagined futures. Nor is it a clockwork progression. At key moments, the contingencies encountered and resolved by the agents of history determine much of the outcome. Studying them is essential for any project of applied history.
Their successes and failures can teach us something of the way to bring about our own visions.
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Yamagami Tetsuya’s Revenge by Dylan Levi King. In 2022, Yamagami Tetsuya assassinated Japan’s former leader in revenge for his ties to the Unification Church. But Japan’s cults look to become more powerful as its social order decays.
That’s all for now.