Newly minted PhD Patrick Wyman has set out to ask how and why the state became the dominant political entity of our world. We take it for granted that this is the case, but Dr. Wyman takes us through history to demonstrate that this wasn’t a preordained certainty. Instead, he demonstrates that the dominance of the state emerged through a complex process that is worth examining. I look forward to what he has to say about all of this. Take a listen for yourself at his site on the Wondery podcast network.