In this special 3-part 12th episode of The Rationalist, the ‘Civilization Fantasy Draft’ edition, host Mike Coté and returning guests Robb McClintock and Cornelius Radek take part in a Rationalist podcast first: a fantasy draft.
This fantasy draft was meant to create our ‘ideal’ civilization and the potential draftees were various and sundry historical figures. In this third and final part of the podcast, we recap the draft’s 10 rounds, talk about our strategies and civilizational ideals, and break down each other’s teams. Interspersed within are asides on various governmental concepts, historical figures, and other shenanigans. In the section below, we’ve put the results of the entire 10-round draft. Be sure to check out the first and second parts of the podcast if you missed them to hear the draft itself take place. Enjoy, and please check out the linked Twitter and Facebook polls to help us determine who ‘won’ the draft!
- Round 1: Leonardo da Vinci (Cornelius), Napoleon I (Mike), John Adams (Robb)
- Round 2: Caesar Augustus (Robb), Otto von Bismarck (Mike), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Cornelius)
- Round 3: Benjamin Franklin (Cornelius), Lyndon Baines Johnson (Mike), Alexander the Great (Robb)
- Round 4: Albert Einstein (Robb), Thomas Hobbes (Mike), Andrew Carnegie (Cornelius)
- Round 5: Shaka Zulu (Cornelius), Oliver Cromwell (Mike), Harald Bluetooth (Robb)
- Round 6: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Robb), Lee Kuan Yew (Mike), John Maynard Keynes (Cornelius)
- Round 7: Axel Oxenstierna (Cornelius), Niccolo Machiavelli (Mike), Soren Kierkegaard (Robb)
- Round 8: Voltaire (Robb), Justinian I (Mike), Henry David Thoreau (Cornelius)
- Round 9: Khalid ibn al-Walid (Cornelius), Alexander Suvorov (Mike), Draco (Robb)
- Round 10: Catherine the Great (Robb), Alexander Hamilton (Mike), Leonhard Euler (Cornelius)