What do ancient Rome, the 2008 financial crisis, and geopolitics all have in common?

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In this episode, Brent Mekosh sits down with Daniel Hood, a multifaceted thought leader on civilizational cycles and geopolitics, to explore the cyclic nature of societies and their implications on today’s global landscape.

This riveting interview brings together elements of history, psychology, and real-world geopolitics to dissect the state of Western civilization and its far-reaching impact on finance, business, and policy-making.

Brent and Daniel discuss:

  • The rise and fall of civilizations, with a particular focus on the parallels between ancient Rome and today’s Western society
  • A look at the Western powers, notably the U.S. and the UK, in dealing with Russia and how it could lead to broader geopolitical consequences
  • The implications of outsourcing vital industries, especially how it strategically weakens the West’s position against rising powers like China
  • The role of behavior and temperament when it comes to different civilizations and societies
  • And more!


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About Our Guest:

Daniel Hood is a scholar in history and finance with a unique perspective on the mechanics of civilization. His first introduction to geopolitics began with military service in the renowned Parachute Regiment, formed by Winston Churchill himself. After serving during a pivotal era, Daniel transitioned into the world of finance, where he worked as an investment advisor right around the turbulence of the 2008 global financial crisis. He has also lived and worked in Israel, adding a third dimension to his understanding of civilizational cycles.

With experiences spanning from 9/11 to the Middle East conflicts, Daniel brings a multi-disciplinary approach to his studies that explores the cyclical nature of civilizations. He is currently writing books that aim to decode the intricate mechanics of societal rise and fall.