Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: War and Human Nature

John Green talks about whether humanity is naturally warlike, hard-wired to kill, or if perhaps war is a cultural construct. John explains the Hobbes versus Rousseau debate, the effects that … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Ukraine Explained

John Green discusses the continuing crisis in Ukraine, and how the influence of Russia and Europe have shaped Ukrainian politics for centuries.

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: The Atlantic Slave Trade

John Green investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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