Politics

The American People vs. The American Congress

The American People vs. The American Congress
29.12.2022

On December 13th, Gallup listed, in order of Americans’ polled ratings of issues as being the nation’s “Most Important Problem”, all 14 issues that more than 2% of Americans thought to be that; and here they were, in order from the top-most to the bottom-most, of all issues that the thousands of Americans who were sampled volunteered to be that:

Bipartisan race

Bipartisan race
22.11.2022

After the final vote count in the US, certain (but not conclusive) conclusions can be drawn about the immediate future of US public and political life, possible adjustments and changes in foreign policy, and the dynamics of further polarisation in society already on the eve of the presidential election in 2024.

Reconsidering Geoeconomics as a constituent element of Geopolitics. An Analysis

Reconsidering Geoeconomics as a constituent element of Geopolitics. An Analysis
16.11.2022

In the scientific context as well as in the world of massified information, we hear a lot about geopolitics, a discipline in the sphere of political science and international relations that studies a plurality of themes, as Carlo Terracciano defined it:That branch of Anthropic Geography that analyses the relationship between Man and the earth, between Civilisation and Nature, between History and Geography, between peoples and their Lebensraum (Leben=Life; Raum=Space; Lage=Location), that is, the vital space necessary for the State Community, organically understood, to live, grow, develop, expand and prosper: creating well-being, Civilisation and Values for its members, living together on the same soil and united in a unitary community of destiny. Or, to put it in Luraghi's more technical terms: "Geopolitics is the doctrine that studies political phenomena in their spatial distribution and in their causes and environmental relations, also considered in their development". And again: 'Geopolitics is synthesis: a broad view in time and space of general phenomena linking the perception of geographical factors with states', and peoples.[

Darya Dugina at the 16th International Conference “The Universe of Platonic Thought”

Darya Dugina at the 16th International Conference “The Universe of Platonic Thought”
26.09.2022

Political philosophy has always been denied full recognition, focusing on analyzing the metaphysical aspects of Neoplatonism. Neoplatonic concepts such as “permanence” (μονή), “emanation” (πρόοδος), “return” (ὲπιστροφή), etc. were treated in historical-philosophical works separately from the sphere of the Political. Thus, the Political was interpreted only as a stage of ascent toward the Good, embedded in the rigid hierarchical model of Neoplatonic philosophical thought, but not as an independent pole of the philosophical model.

Is there a political philosophy in the Neo-Platonic tradition?

Is there a political philosophy in the Neo-Platonic tradition?
05.09.2022

Friedrich Nietzsche, in his lectures on Greek philosophy, called Plato a radical revolutionary. Plato, in Nietzsche's interpretation, is the one who surpasses the classical Greek notion of the ideal citizen: Plato's philosopher becomes above religiosity, directly contemplating the idea of the Good, unlike the other two properties (war and artisans).

When Liberals Tolerate Political Violence

When Liberals Tolerate Political Violence -  © Compact Magazine
24.08.2022

The stabbing of Salman Rushdie by a Muslim fanatic on Aug. 12 reminded the world that despite appearances to the contrary, intellectuals aren’t immune to the consequences of their ideas about politics and religion. A free society as we have come to understand it, however, aspires to nullify the mortal risk, believing that nobody should be attacked or killed over concepts that are essentially contested.