Main Features of the US Constitution, Compared With British Constitution
This article discusses the main features of the constitution of America, and its comparison with British constitution.
What Is Collective Security? Its Nature, Features, and Failure
This article discussions the concept of collective security.
From Cricketer to Prime Minister of Pakistan: The Life Journey of Imran Khan
Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister, Imran Khan, is a hero and the country's most iconic figure. His life story is interesting. His journey from cricketer to Prime Minister of Pakistan is both fascinating and difficult. He is the voice of Pakistan. The article discusses the stages of his evolution.
British Honours: The M.B.E., O.B.E. and C.B.E. Explained
The British Honours System can look confusing. Here's some clarification about the M.B.E, O.B.E. and C.B.E.
Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee of the Phillipines Explained
This article discusses the bicameral conference committee—its definition, how it is constituted and what its functions are.
The House of Representatives of the Philippines: An Overview
Just what does the House of Representatives do? Let's take a closer look at the lower house of the Philippine Congress.
The Constitution of the United States: An Analysis
This article provides an analysis of the U.S. Constitution, highlighting its overall purpose, development, and history over the last two centuries. This includes a brief discussion of the each article's intent (and implications).
Henry David Thoreau on the True Definition of Patriotism
“What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today?” (Thoreau).
The Latin Monetary Union
The Latin Monetary Union was a 19th century attempt to standardize currency exchange rates throughout Europe. While countries minted their own coins, the value of said coins was supposed to remain the same, to facilitate trade. In some ways, it was the precursor to the modern Euro.
Ghosts of Rwanda: Documentary Analysis and Summary
"Ghosts of Rwanda" is a Frontline documentary that explores the Rwandan genocide and how the international community reacted. Various international relations theories can be applied to the tragedy and explain how the world let it happen. European imperialism and national interests played a role.
Cambridge Analytica: What Is It? How Did It Start, and Where Is It Going?
After reading this article, you will have an understanding of what Cambridge Analytica is. It describes the roles of the key players and how they collected and analysed big data to influence not only groups of potential Trump voters, but also targeted individuals based on their Facebook profiles.
Did the Founding Fathers Want a Very Weak Government?
Many people argue that the American Founding Fathers were interested in keeping the government weak. Is this correct? As in most historical arguments, the answer is pretty complicated. Read on for my full analysis of the Founding Father's desires for the American government.
Was Harry Truman the Worst President in US History?
Harry Truman dropped atomic bombs on civilians, brought about the creation of Israel, established the CIA, initiated the Cold War, and took America into the Korean War.
Codified vs. Uncodified Constitutions: Pros and Cons
What is a constitution? A word that is commonly used but often misunderstood. Read on to find out what a constitution is, and what the benefits of codified and uncodified constitutions are.
Gerrymandering and Reapportionment: An Explanation of Both and How They Work
An explanation of gerrymandering and why it always favors the political party in control, and never favors the voters. How political districts are drawn and who draws them.
Political and Economic Causes of the American Civil War
Political causes of the American Civil War that come easily to mind are that the South wanted to protect their rights to own slaves and to make a state more sovereign than the Federation. One economic cause is that the South was being dominated economically by the North.
John Locke vs Thomas Hobbes: Founders of Modern Political Science
John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Who are they and what makes them so important? A comparison of the similarities and differences of two political philosophers who have shaped the modern world.
An Introduction to Karl Marx's Philosophy on Capitalism and Socialism
A summary of the main ideas of the philosophy of Karl Marx and his conception of communism.
The Presidential Power of Veto: Where Did It Come From?
The presidential veto is one of the most famous of the president's powers. But where did we get the idea of a presidential veto? In this article, I give a brief overview of the power of the veto that was later given to the office of the president at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
The Thirteen Colonies: Was the Declaration of Independence Justified?
This article examines the debate about whether or not the Thirteen American Colonies were justified in declaring independence from Great Britain.
How to Become Mayor of a City
John Benson, Flickr At some point in your life, you will feel the urge to become a leader. Maybe it’s becoming the coach of your child's soccer team, or opening up your own business. Or maybe it’s much bigger, such as leading one’s own city,...
Reasons Why Barack Obama Won the Presidential Election of 2008
Barack Obama a relative unknown defeated John McCain a long-established politician in the 2008 presidential race. How'd he do it?