Here’s the talk I delivered yesterday at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. This is a remix of the civilizations talk I have previously given at GW and Rutgers; this version/performance is more about the configuration of social-scientific disciplinary knowledge than previous versions was, because that’s where my brain is at the moment.
Here’s a recording of a talk I gave earlier today at Rutgers. It’s about civilizational analysis, and the late Samuel P. Huntington, and a few other things too — including some remarks on the purpose of social science. A little sprawling, but I think it holds together.