A collection of explainers, references, opinions, and other supplementary material to help you better understand our collection of facts and myths.


Modern, Historic, and General Social Class Systems

All nations have some sort of class system or class structure, generally based on wealth, birth, or status. We explain modern and historic social class systems and the general logic behind them to see to what extent they are natural and what extent they are convention.

The Importance of Individualism

We discuss the importance of individualism and the complexities involved in balancing the spirit of Individualism with collective responsibility.

What is the Deep State?

The term “Deep State” describes the part of government that stays around throughout different administrations. The ingrained “establishment”.

The Purpose of the Social Safety Net

The Social Safety net is a collection of welfare services meant to help people bounce up when they hit bottom, it is not meant as a net to trap the poor under.

What is Criminal Virtue?

Criminal virtue is a concept eluded to in Machiavelli’s the Prince. It describes calculated “criminal acts” that can help one get ahead in politics.