Konstantin Kisin

Konstantin Kisin

The Hole-Digging Theory of Political Conflict

The Hole-Digging Theory of Political Conflict

In Russia we have a saying: “Don’t dig a hole for another because you’ll be the one that falls in it.” I have been very fond of this proverb since childhood when my parents shipped me off for my summer holidays to stay with my Ukrainian grandparents on

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
Brett Kavanagh
YouTube Censored My Interview With Posie Parker

YouTube Censored My Interview With Posie Parker

One of the crucial debates in the modern online space in recent years has been about the limits of permitted speech. While the First Amendment protects the rights of Americans to speak their mind, those of us living in Europe and much of the rest of the world are increasingly

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
Free Speech
Joe Rogan is the Walter Cronkite of Our Era

Joe Rogan is the Walter Cronkite of Our Era

It is always tempting to believe that we live in historic times. It strokes the ego to think that decades from now, people will look back on current events as the starting point of some dramatic, epochal change. As a comedian, professionally cynical and distrustful of epic narratives, I usually

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
Joe Rogan
The New War on Comedy

The New War on Comedy

Comedy has had a well-understood purpose: to entertain, to push boundaries and to keep us honest. Historically, the court jester was the one person allowed to publicly mock the all-powerful king perched upon the golden throne. It is for this reason that when a storyteller wants to illustrate a ruler’

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
Comedy
Growing Up in a Progressive Utopia

Growing Up in a Progressive Utopia

I grew up in one of the most progressive societies in the history of humanity. The gap between the rich and poor was tiny compared to the current gulf between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ we find across much of the West. Access to education was

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
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