In the hunter/gatherer society, there was rarely any king. It was most often very democratic and socialist. The tribe was loyal to each other. But the tribe was at most 150 people. Around the number limit where the brain can view that many people as fellow trustworthy humans and remain altruistic. It is the limit…Read More Even Republicanism had its violent periods / After School Democracy ep 20
get a table here you’re going recognized my face now red plastic surgery recognized my voice vocal surgery here are mom why suppose the trio of wisdom my name is scum oh it’s gum oh he’s a PM of Australia at the moment I’m having a shit and what’s coming out my bum is the…Read More The adventures of Scumo and the toilet policy
Demographic imagination replaced the democratic imagination. Democratic imagination is about how we are going to change the world. Demographic imagination is how the others are going to change us. And you have the threatened majorities as the major factor in Central and Eastern European politics. These are the majority groups that start to feel psychologically…Read More Ivan Krastev Explains the State of Democracy in Central Europe
The problem with calling Trump a… is that we have a really narrow idea of what it looks like when democracies fail. We imagine democratic failure as being some spectacular event a military coup or an illegal power grab or the declaration of martial law. To protect the Republic of the Philippines and our democracy.…Read More The decline of American democracy won’t be televised
My topic is economic growth in China and India. And the question I want to explore with you is whether or not democracy has helped or has hindered economic growth. You may say this is not fair, because I’m selecting two countries to make a case against democracy. Actually, exactly the opposite is what I’m…Read More Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?
With respect to question of socialism, how I think if I understood the question correctly, “how could we effectively make a socialist program viable; which is a greater obstacle to it white supremacy or the democratic party?” I thought that was kind of a cool way of putting it, but I want to level a…Read More Left and Right Libertarians Should Unite
The problem with imitation of the west, and this is particularly strong in the European Union, is that you’re imitating something that is changing all the time. Unfortunately most regions of the world today are living through what my co-editor Larry Diamond has dubbed a democratic recession. But perhaps no region has dissapointed democratic hopes…Read More Trailer: Imitation and its Discontents: Democratic Malaise in Post-Communist Europe
[Music] in the modern political world the terms left-wing and right-wing can often be heard and misunderstood but what do these terms mean and where do they come from the terms left and right were first used in an ideological context during the French Revolution of the 18th century those on the left are in…Read More The Political Spectrum Explained In 4 Minutes
Since the end of Mao Zedong’s leadership in the 1970s, the People’s Republic of China has become one of the biggest economies in the world. Although they still call themselves “communist,” the inner workings of the Chinese government are a mystery to many. So how does China’s government work? Well, China has operated under a…Read More How Does China’s Government Work?