There are a few theories that deal with the nature of abstractions including: Dialectics and the Golden Mean theory. We offer a “synthesis” of these theories.
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We fact-check “the myth of the big switch” presented in Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.
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.
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.
The New Deal Coalition and Conservative Coalition are two coalitions that are emblematic of both the 20th century party switches and the modern parties.
We explain a series of events from the 1930’s to today that changed the Major U.S. parties, and resulted in what some call “the Big Switch”.
Conservatism is the ideology of governmental, cultural, and economic order, tradition, hierarchy, and authority that generally comes in classical, social, and economic forms.
Plato discusses five regimes (five forms of government) in his Republic, Book VIII. They are Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Tyranny.
We look at the effect of the black voter on the balance of political power in the two-party system. From the three-fifths to voter ID, the black vote has driven national politics since day one.
Classically speaking, the term Polity means “state” or “form of government”, but implies an “ideal state” or “ideal form of government”.