What is From the New World

FTNW is a newsletter that sees the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. It lays bare the inner workings, power structures, and hidden motives of institutions. It is a handbook for building the future.

Expect weekly newsletters dropping semi-randomly, and a podcast episode every Monday.

You can find me at brianchau [at] fromthenew [dot] world or on twitter, DMs open.

About Brian Chau

Brian is a mathematician by training and is tied for the youngest Canadian to win a gold medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics. He writes software for a living while posting on his spare time.

He writes independently on American bureaucracy and political theory and has contributed to Tablet Magazine.

His political philosophy can be summed up as “see the world as it is, not as you wish it to be”. Everything else is application.


Brian Chau
Building institutions from networks. A writer for writers, podcaster for podcasters. Combinatorics by day, politics by night.