In Law as a Social System, Luhmann wrote, A functionally differentiated society is anything but a harmonious society with inbuilt guarantees of stability. (481) One
This post is related to previous posts on the legal system, as well as the political system. Notes on “International Law in a Post-Post-Cold War
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