The 2018 Russian Presidential Elections seems to confirm what political theorists since Montesquieu have claimed concerning the country: Russia is a despotism, and that situation is unlikely to change anytime More
On the morning of October 27th 1787, a trio of New York newspapers, including the Independent Journal, published the first of a series of articles that would eventually become the More
A historical overview of the Rise of Nationalism, and nationalism’s role in the formation of modern Europe.
The belief that democracy is not a perfect system of government has been articulated by both political theorists and regular citizens, and is a recurrent motif in public discourse after More
Debating the merits of plutocracy: a government by the wealthy
Image Credits: Douglas Simkin, via Flickr Creative Commons The virtues of federalism have been exalted since the Enlightenment, with influential continental theorists such as Montesquieu and Rousseau being proponents of a More
The great question among political thinkers during the European Enlightenment was how the authority of the State could be reconciled with the freedom of the Subject. Inspired by the theory More