The idea that the president “runs the country” is just nonsense, and our president is certainly not, and never has been, “the leader of the free world.” Speaking of leaders in this way just serves to reassure people that there is someone in charge, someone with a plan, some God figure who is taking care of things. But there isn’t.
Politics might have its origin in dispute resolution, as a tribal leaders took on the responsibility to resolve disputes within their tribes. The chief or dominant
Here is a Spanish Google Ngram for law, politics, religion,economy, and the press. These kinds of graphs don’t necessarily show what was most important to
June 12, 2016 I like reading and listening to David Brooks. I don’t agree with everything he says, but at least he has common sense
At its core, the Trump campaign and similar brands of reactionary, neo-nationalist politics around the world are all about the denial of complexity. Trump and his followers
Accordingly, the concept of the economic agent “as someone who pursues his own interest” and “who must be left alone” (270) became the grid on which governments began to organise social life. (Madra and Adaman 696)