First Paid Subscriber Zoom chat
In conjunction with Helen Dale.
This includes for paid subscribers for my Substack as well.
Simply linking to her post and sending it to my paid subscribers was not as clear it should have been.
Posting when you have just woken up is perhaps not good practice. So, here are the full details, and all paid subscribers to this Substack are definitely invited.
Proposed discussion topics & questions
Why are you wearing a suit of armour, Lorenzo?
What possessed you to write a biography of Bob Ellis of all people?
What do you hope to achieve with your essays/forthcoming book?
How bad are things?
What are the risks of catastrophising?
Bonus Lorenzo talking point for paid subscribers:
My view is that when the West adopted meritorious appointment by examination from China in the mid-19th century, this timing meant we’ve now had 150 years of effective bureaucracy (“good dynastic rule” in Chinese terms). We’re now living through a period where the effects of selecting for capacity but not character—and the pathologies of bureaucracy—have become dominant and things spiral downwards (“dynastic decline”).
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