By Steven L Taylor
You can be comfortable with average stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually comprehend what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're prepared to guess, the main passionately argued-over material, and but what percentage folks flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we don't have any grip on political idea, only a obscure suggestion that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics can assist dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all colours to return up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is motives of the 50 most vital political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public fee, the e-book explains every one political idea in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photo chance is worthy one thousand phrases of lifeless interview.
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He saw it as an opportunity for Italy to assert itself in Europe. The Italian Socialist Party, however, was anti-intervention, and Mussolini was expelled from the Party in 1914. During the War Mussolini denounced socialism as having failed Italy, and in 1919 he formed the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento (Italian Combat Squad). Mussolini’s fascism, with its powerful nationalist message and corporate ‘third-way’ economic policies, gained wide support across all classes. In 1922, with the tacit support of the king, Mussolini’s National Fascist Party seized control.
It is both a very ancient and very modern concept. Plato and Aristotle discussed democracy and both saw it as a problematic type of government in which the poor would use their numeric advantage to tear down the wealthy. Democracy as a viable form of government only came into existence in the late 1700s – early 1800s and did not come into full maturity until the 20th century, when universal voting rights for all citizens regardless of race, gender or income became the norm. Modern democracy exists by having power derive from the people who, in turn, delegate that power to elected representatives.
A monarchy (one), he argues, can be successful if the king is moral, but can easily degrade into tyranny if he is not. A state ruled by the aristocracy (few) becomes an oligarchy when it caters only for the interests of the rich, while allowing everyone to rule (many) will result in the exclusion of the needs of all others except the poor. His conclusion? The fairest constitution is a mixed ‘polity’ of rich and poor. 384 BC Born in Stageira 367 BC Attended Plato’s Academy in Athens 343 BC Engaged as tutor to the future Alexander the Great 335 BC Established the Lyceum in Athens 322 BC Fled Athens due to anti-Macedonian sentiment and died later that year in Euboea.
30- Second Politics: The 50 most thought-provoking theories in politics, each explained in half a minute by Steven L Taylor