What would life be like with no state, no government, no authority? Where do rights come from? These are questions many philosophers have wrestled with. Here the accounts of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are explored and contrasted.
A brilliant sociological examination of Lin Village in Fujian Province in China, this book reads more like a richly characterized novel than a dry sociological work.
Many people argue that the American Founding Fathers were interested in keeping government weak. Is this a correct view? As in most historical arguments, the answer is pretty complicated.
"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.
This prescient but dated book by Michael Savage has become relevant again due to the 2016 Wikileaks revelations that indict Clinton in his inability to get off the UK’s travel ban list.
A fascinating book for its analysis of how rice has been visualized and shaped throughout Japanese history and its continuing relevance and influence today.
A review of the development and contribution of equity towards law and the country. It includes discussion of equitable remedies, maxims, doctrines, and principles which are still used until today.
Barack Obama a relative unknown defeated John McCain a long-established politician in the 2008 presidential race. How'd he do it?
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.
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.
A run-down of libertarian symbols from the porcupine to the Gadsden flag, explaining what they mean and why they're associated with the libertarian movement.
The Connolly Association's impact in aiding Irish Catholics in the North of Ireland is one that should not be forgotten
There are many forms of government, and the different forms are often intermingled. Learn about monarchy, oligarchy, fascism, communism, and a few others you probably never heard of.
Fanaticism throughout history and how to combat it peacefully by projecting tolerance. I've used Voltaire's Treatise on Tolerance as a powerful mile-stone for promoting tolerance as a way of life.
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.
Fundamentalism and fascism are both relatively new phenomena responding to globalisation and modernity but to what degree are the two related?
The United Nations Organisation (UNO) aims at maintaining international peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations. Principal Organs of UNO.
Some economists suggest this action will have more negative impacts on the United States economy than positive ones.
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.
US citizens like to pride themselves on living in the “greatest democracy in the world.” But can the US be considered a proper democracy at all?
Although overly heavy on its extensive sociological background, Translating Institutions; An Ethnographic Study of EU Translation provides a look at European Union translation and translators where few other books exist.
What is the difference between a president and a prime minister? This article is devoted to helping you better understand the difference.
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 essay, I give a brief overview of power of the veto that was later given to the office of the president at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
It’s frequently said these days that democracy is in decline and that fascism is in the ascendancy; but what exactly is fascism?
John Locke & Thomas Hobbes. Who are they and what makes them so important? A comparison of two political philosophers who have shaped the modern world.
Their names, race, county of crime, and date of execution is all the information the state offers about the men they've executed. Now I share the stories of how they got there.
Building on Catholic social teachings, distributism is a political theory that calls for the benefits of capitalism to be spread wider.
What is federalism and does it constrain democracy? For that matter, is constraining democracy a good thing?
Image couresty of Real Future Real Future The idea of the modern state that exists today never attained fruition until the perhaps the 18th century. The modern state and its accompanying instruments, institutions and mechanisms that we know of and...
Despite much furor about European language policy, there is inadequate information concerning its translation and actual functioning. Crossing Barriers and Bridging Cultures helps to correct such a defect.
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.
Karl Marx's writings display his misgivings when it comes to the doctrine of natural rights, instead focusing on human "need" and "emancipation." Marx objects to the familiar “bourgeois” liberal doctrine that rights are universal, natural, and constitutive of our humanity.
NORAID was pivotal to the Irish cause during the troubles, but this contribution has largely been overlooked.
Contesting Views conclusively and skillfully demonstrates its point of the post-colonial relationship between France and Algeria rendering the two interconnected, but can be excessively verbose and has a host of various shortcomings as well.
Although with some brilliant contributions, this book's lack of focus and array of more mediocre or limited chapters means that it isn't very useful to most studying the European linguistic situation.
Fascism is a threat to democracy. It's even more dangerous when someone attempt to equate it with an ideology they oppose. This is a rebuttal to an article recently written on the subject.
As working people struggle to pay their bills, the masters of the financial universe trundle along, rewarding themselves with massive bonuses and risking a repeat of the financial implosion of 2008.
Andrew Jackson's term as president (1829-1837) began a new era in American politics. For the first time in the United States history a man born in humble circumstances was now President. Politicians in the previous generations gained precedence due...
We have had a strong connection to England since our country began. The liberties we have today had a beginning several hundred years ago in a document called the Magna Carta. It is considered the founding document which identified English...
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,...
invasion of USSR (1979) and US in (2001) in Afghanistan ruin not only Afghan nation but it also destroy the economy of both countries and face failure in their aims. powerful nations attack on other small nation to get their aims and do not care about even humanism.
This article discusses factors that complicate and hinder change in the socio-political landscape of any given nation.