What Types A Body Or A Physique Politic?

In 2008 there shall be one other round of presidential primaries, but with the primaries over a yr away there’s an nearly unknown candidate John Cox of Illinois. In this approach he let or not it’s identified to all that the emperor, who had no dictatorial or kingly powers below the senate, had unchangeable navy control over the state. Pushing his plans forward, he manned the Athenian trirenes with freemen from the poorer groups, the theses, who have been serving their state for the first time in a public capacity; this was actually another important step towards democracy.

The highly effective outdated families of Athens, ignoring the rights given to the folks underneath Solon, now managed political life and cultivated leaders within these two groups who have been fighting fiercely for power. With specific assured rights, the government of the state and the individuals know the respective duties and obligations … Read More

How to Pick This Year’s President

Many folks on social media are inundating me with political propaganda this month; I’ve been guilty of sharing a few tidbits myself and I get it: You want your candidate to win, or you hate both of them and want to revolt.

The problem is that 90% of this stuff is pure garbage (or satire) from both sides.

So who do you support when both options make you want to hold your nose?

Hillary’s integrity issues are completely different, from Mr. Trump’s, but they are on their own merit deeply repugnant to many of us just the same. While Hillary’s skeletons have until recently been under lock and key behind closed doors, Trump has played out each and every one of his personal melodramatic gaffes & predatory business dealings in the gleaming light of the public eye.

This really doesn’t paint the idyllic scene we hoped for, but it is … Read More

Book Review – The Second Civil War, How Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America

Ronald Brownstein in this short, concise 2009 book has produced a complete and accurate account of the recent ugly, partisan side of politics. He provides a backdrop and history of some of the contributing factors and events which have led to this unfortunate era of United States political intrigue and competition – some of the most divisive since the Civil War.

Having been a high school teacher of Current World Problems and Political Science during the 1980s-2000, I can attest to the accuracy of the events of the time period. This book starts with the highly partisan retirement speech of Tom Delay, House of Representatives Speaker, Republican, and it continues with the on-line ultra-leftists like The Daily Kos and MoveOn.org, as well as the stance of Brownstein’s description as extreme Democrat leaders – those like Harry Reid and Howard Dean… those blamed for the escalation of the “scorched earth”, highly … Read More

Harappan Civilizations Describe Indian Geography and Indian Politics

After domestication came farming. Indian geography was very much suitable for farming. Fire was a force here, too. Slash-and-burn agriculture is one of the oldest and simplest ways to clear the land of trees. Once used extensively by primitive tribes, it is still used today in some places, like Borneo. The process: slash the bark on the tree, which stops the sap from flowing and eventually kills the tree. The leaves die and fall off, allowing sunlight to filter onto the forest floor where the fallen leaves decompose into fertilizer. Then crops are planted. In two or three years, when the soil starts to show signs of being depleted of nutrients, the dead trees are burned, the ash provides fertilizer, and more crops are planted. Unfortunately, this requires constantly moving into new areas and destroying the forests.

The first cultivated plants were barley, then wheat from wild grasses. There are … Read More

POPO: The Pissed On and Passed Over

Mr. P.O.P.O. quite often gets on with the job and leaves politics to others in the mistaken belief that talent and ability will carry the day. He is Pissed on and Passed over (P.O.P.O.). His integrity and work ethic get him nowhere. He quite often finds himself overlooked for rewards and promotions (or postings) and invariably sidelined by craftier colleagues. Partly because he’s too straight and naive and partly because he just doesn’t know how to play the game, Mr. P.O.P.O. ends up as a spectacular underachiever. In the power game, all along dominated by the manipulators & strategists, Mr. P.O.P.O. does not make a win, for he does not know the rules and the knack to absorb him (self) into the cunning ploys, gambit, and strategies to put him up from the P.O.P.O. quagmire.

Office politics matters. One just cannot succeed at work without getting political. Politicking happens whether … Read More

European Courier, A Proverbial Name In The Magazine Industry

Gone are the days when the magazine industry was limited to a small collection of publications that were limited to a meagre list of topics. The present scenario of the magazine industry be that the international front or the national arena, has endless variety be that the number of publications or the variety of topics. From politics and fashion to parenting and health, one can find magazines on every single topic, whichever suits their own interest. However one cannot deny that there are some topics that are definitely more popular than the other topics. Speaking of the former category, politics and international relations is definitely a topic that is in hot discussion for all times and has been considered a hot topic especially since the past decade. There are a lot of magazines catering to this very subject area one of which is European Courier.

Besides covering politics 2.0, the … Read More

Jean Roussea’s Social Contract Review

In Jean Rousseau’s The Social Contract, there are a lot of guidelines set as basic principles to keep an organized government. One of the key parts of government is for it to understand its ultimate purpose, which is to defend and protect the public. There are too many things that get in the way of human preservation for the individual to persevere, Rousseau argues. For the interests of mankind, it is necessary for there to be a governing force with a set of laws. This is not only for protection but also for prosperity.

What is important for governing bodies to realize though is that these laws have got to be in the common interest of the public. While some people and governments through the years have confused the governing body as the sovereign power over people, Rousseau cites the government as nothing but an intermediary between the public and … Read More

USENET for the Political Season

If you like keeping up with politics, USENET is a great place to be. Some people love a debate and, coincidentally, a lot of those same people seem to love the USENET system. The USENET system has some distinct advantages compared to Internet forums that you might want to consider if you’re into politics and if you’re following the presidential elections in the US this year in particular.

More and Less Focused

Internet forums tend to attract people who either wholeheartedly agree or passionately disagree with the overall position of the forums. For example, if you were to hop on an Internet forum that had to do with the environment, you’d likely find a rather dysfunctional mix of true believers and trolls who are constantly snapping at each other’s ankles. The USENET tends to be different.

First, there are newsgroups that are much broader in their subject matter than are … Read More

Is Taurus the Nastiest Sign of the Zodiac?

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

Some of my best friends are Taureans. They can be warm and friendly people, who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Yet of all the twelve signs, they arguably have the greatest capacity for causing misery.

To understand why Taurus might be the nastiest signs of the Zodiac, one has to think about its basic attributes. Taureans are often very focused, and once they decide on a course of action, they can be almost impossible to stop. At the same time, their brains can be one-tracked – they get an idea into their heads, and they then pursue it until the very end, ignoring or even destroying alternative viewpoints.

This means that Taureans have a tendency to regard the ends as justifying the means. They think about what they want to achieve, and they regard their goal as being absolute, and they’ll do whatever’s … Read More

Hollywood – Weapon of Mass Attraction or Weapon of Mass Destruction for the US?

Introduction: The full name of the book is “American Idol after Iraq” which is published by Blackwell – Wiley in 2009. The author of the book Nathan Gardels has been the editor of New Perspectives Quarterly since it began publishing in 1985. He has written widely for the daily papers and journals since mid 1980s and he has been a Media Leader of the World Economic Forum (Davos) as well. Apart, he has given speeches in Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (IESCO). Gardels holds degree on Theory and Comparative Politics from UCLA. His co-author Mike Medavoy has had a very active role in making large number of Hollywood movies. Throughout his career in Hollywood, he has been active in politics as well. In 1992 and 1996 he advocated Bill Clinton and in 2008 he was in favor of Barack H. Obama. He was born in Shanghai, of Russian-Jewish parents; … Read More