Geopolitik Ep2: A History of Geopolitics

"You should really read Mahan's 'Influence of Sea Power', but maybe just the first chapter" (Wikimedia Commons)
"You should really read Mahan's 'Influence of Sea Power', but maybe just the first chapter" (Wikimedia Commons)
“You should really read Mahan’s ‘Influence of Sea Power’, but maybe just the first chapter” (Wikimedia Commons)

In this extended episode of Geopolitik, Senior Correspondents Luke Phillips and Jack Crash Anderson browse the history of geopolitical thought, starting at the roots from Mahan and Mackinder and continuing up into our century, with Petersen and Grygiel. Pairs well with a long distance drive across a strategic landmass, or a lonely three-course dinner in a nondescript government building, as herculean nation-states ebb and flow in the other room…

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Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips is a policy researcher and political writer interested in economic policy, government reform, American political and intellectual history, federalism and administration, foreign policy and grand strategy, and political theory. He is based between Southern California and Washington D.C., and has been active in California state politics.

Phillips has been involved in policy research, commentary publishing, and politics for some time. He has done stints and projects at the Richard Nixon Foundation, the John Hay Initiative, Mike & Morley LLC, The American Interest magazine, the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and various California Republican campaigns, including Duf Sundheim’s 2016 bid for the U.S. Senate and David Hadley’s brief 2018 campaign for Governor of California. He has been involved in various center-right blogging projects over the years, including The Progressive Republican League, The New Hamiltonian, and most recently, The Hamiltonian Republican. He keeps a personal blog on politics, history, ethics, and philosophy called “A Biased Perspective.” Outside of writing and politics, Phillips has marched in the University of Southern California’s Trojan Marching Band, sang in various Catholic choirs, and worked as an OA Trail Crew Foreman in the Philmont Scout Ranch Conservation Department. He is an avid hiker, a mediocre ukulelist, and an occasional poet.
Luke is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He commutes regularly to the Washington D.C. Metro Area, where he will be relocating in 2018. Phillips is an Eagle Scout, and a member of the Hertog Foundation Alumni and the USC Unruh Associates.