History & Democracy

If the modern understanding of democracy is ‘a torch that shines for a time before burning you’  – think of the great city state of Athens and Renaissance city republics – it feels as if the very social fabric that most democratic institutions are founded on are beginning to go through stress tests, but theContinue reading “History & Democracy”

Why I Left Politics To Write

Realizing after months of arduous door-to-door campaigning and fake smile training that what politicians of western democracies were actually practicing wasn’t the political science taught in elite universities, but rather a modern machiavellian spin on societal issues.

To become a bureaucrat I had to start a business. To become a leader I had to hire a team. To persuade people to take action with, and from my words, I had to become a copywriter. Now I miss the mountains, a garage, and working with my hands…

But nonetheless find fun in my work, and otherwise wouldn’t be doing it!

Give Us Our Daily Bread; Or We Won’t Vote For You!

“The people who once gave out military commands, made magistrates, and summoned legions – the people who did everything – now content themselves and wait anxiously for two things – bread and circuses.” – Juvenal, Satire The Roman satirist Juvenal observed that the people, who once held some serious political clout, gave up whatever influenceContinue reading “Give Us Our Daily Bread; Or We Won’t Vote For You!”