I am SO excited for this week’s episode because I got the chance to talk to the author of my favorite book this year. It’s Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age by Raymond Craib, a professor of American History and a Latin Americanist at Cornell University.
We discussed the history of libertarian exit and the case of Michael Oliver’s Republic of Minerva, why these exit projects seem to have found a new life among tech elites (and if Silicon Valley will really be able to cede from the nation-state), whether these libertarian exit projects resemble classical colonialism and the impacts that these projects have had on the places where they attempt to build their new nations.
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Cannot wait for you all to listen to this fantastic episode with Raymond Craib on his incredible book “Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age.”