From the high school “cool kids” to the various types of modern “polis,” to use Aristotle’s language, there have always been elites, who we perceive as controlling our lives.
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Does Democracy Have a Future in America?
Why do things look grim for liberal democracy these days? How can our traditional democratic values fight back? Can we get together on any unimpeachable authority?
Leftist or Liberal?
Published October 26, 2019 in Warp & Woof Leftist or Liberal? Where Do You Fit? William Sundwick Modern liberalismgoes back a long way. Let’s start with John Locke in the 17thcentury. He came up with the idea that governments exist to serve the needs of the people. Obvious to us now, but directly opposed toContinue reading “Leftist or Liberal?”
Social Entropy: Tribalization and Decline of Elites
Published April 14, 2017 in Warp & Woof Social Entropy: Tribalization and Decline of Elites William Sundwick Collective Consciousness Shared cultural experience, often reaching back centuries, is what determines many social behaviors, from voting behavior to social attitudes like racism or sexism. It is passed from generation to generation — the basis of class identityContinue reading “Social Entropy: Tribalization and Decline of Elites”