Perfect Government

[British and World Politics] The historical emergence of democracy is often associated with the shift in the ownership of knowledge from an elitist core to the common masses, elevating those below to stand – at least intellectually – beside their former betters in the march towards a brighter future. In modern times, everyone in the West has access to the knowledge they need to make … Continue reading Perfect Government

The Outsider

Let’s step outside the box. The Outsider, as a character trope, has existed since before written history. Ancient South American folktales speak of the Coyote figure, a trickster spirit or spiritual guide offering new perspectives. Cross half the world to ancient Scandinavia, and the Viking Sagas tell of the meddler Loki, who, not quite a god, stands outside the pantheon, and yet whose schemes affect … Continue reading The Outsider