As a boy who grew up in America since the age of 12, I have always viewed the Hammer and Sickle symbol with fear and suspicion. I can't really put my finger on why I viewed this symbol so negatively but I did. After all, I had never taken a class on Soviet … Continue reading Why Americans fear the Hammer and Sickle.
The origins of political philosophy begins with a man named Socrates of Athens. He was a man like no other in his time, according to the many accounts we have about him. In Socrates’s time there was no field of inquiry know as philosophy, as we have today. The intellectuals of his time … Continue reading Socrates and the Origins of Political Philosophy.
“I gave to many people, before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.” — … Continue reading How Money in Politics Corrupts Democracy and How We Can Fix It.
In the proceedings of the Democratic primary in 2015, when discussing the issue of income inequality, candidate Bernie Sanders called America an “oligarchy”, because of the undue influence that a small group of wealthy donors have over electoral and policy outcomes in our country. In a proper republic, the representatives chosen by the people are … Continue reading Should campaign finance laws and regulations be made more stringent?