Plato discusses five regimes (five forms of government) in his Republic, Book VIII. They are Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Tyranny.
Social science is the study of relationships within a society including economics, political science, and more. Many social sciences like philosophy are also considered humanities (the study of culture).
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”.
The KKK and slavery both have their roots in the Democratic party (previously the anti-Federalists); the party’s aversion to aristocracy allowed for both at one time, but that changed.
What we call the political left and right are an advent of liberty and the human condition. Once people are free to express themselves, they will create a left and right.
The concept of political correctness can be understood as an excess or deficiency of a few key virtues. Here is a model of “the virtues of political correctness” based on Aristotle’s virtue theory of means.
A Republic is a lawful, constitutional, and sovereign state in which a sovereign people are represented by representatives.
To understand the climate change debate, it is important to clarify some confusion regarding climate change denial and skepticism.
In his Republic (Books VIII and IX), Plato examines how different forms of governments, including Democracy, can lead to Tyranny.