By Steven L Taylor
You will be comfortable with regular stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually understand what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're prepared to wager, the main passionately argued-over subject material, and but what number people flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we haven't any grip on political concept, only a imprecise proposal that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics may help 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 causes of the 50 most crucial political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public fee, the ebook explains every one political thought in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photograph chance is worthy one thousand phrases of lifeless interview.
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Government entails coercion – the threat and use of force to uphold its authority and laws – and anarchists are persons who believe that there exists no legitimate warrant for government coercion. What else anarchists believe varies radically. Some anarchists believe in collective social action – provided that it is voluntary. Others believe that radically free individuals should be completely unconstrained by unwanted social constraints. And some believe that even property itself, which requires protection by force, is illegitimate.
The source of the name fascism, as coined by Benito Mussolini, was the fasces – a Roman symbol consisting of a bundle of wooden sticks combined with an axe blade. Mussolini adopted the symbol because it both recalled the glory and power of ancient Rome and because of the similarity between the word fasces and the Italian word for bundle or group (fascio) – emphasizing the notion of power and strength in unity. 3-SECOND SOUNDBITE Under fascism the State is all and therefore the individual is nothing.
As the political theorist Hannah Arendt has argued, the State destroys all competing interests and seeks to dominate individuals from within. The highest profile contemporary example is North Korea, where extreme levels of security, combined with effective propaganda and no access to the outside world, provides the State with near total control over the population. 3-SECOND SOUNDBITE A type of government that tries to control everything, from high politics all the way down to its subjects’ very thoughts.