Category Archives: Politics

Queen Angela’s Reign Continues

As was widely expected, and as I predicted in my previous post on the election, Merkel’s Union has emerged as the strongest party from Sunday’s Federal Election in Germany, and there is no realistic way of forming a coalition that … Continue reading

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An Introduction to German Politics and the Election

In a little over a week, on 24 September 2017, Germans will vote in the Federal Election to elect the 19th Bundestag, which is essentially the lower (and more important) house of parliament. All eligible voters can cast two votes. … Continue reading

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In Praise of Gridlock

I see history as centrally a race and conflict between “social power”—the productive consequence of voluntary interactions among men—and state power. In those eras of history when liberty—social power—has managed to race ahead of state power and control, the country … Continue reading

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Queen Angela I, Long May She Reign

People outside of Germany often have quite a distorted picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is especially true for the non-mainstream right, which regards her as almost a demonic figure, a traitor to the German people and Western civilization in … Continue reading

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A Theory of the Political Spectrum Part 2/2

In yesterday’s post, I outlined why it is desirable to have a theory of a one-dimensional political spectrum and talked about some of the requirements that such a theory should fulfill. Today I will present my own theory, which is … Continue reading

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A Theory of the Political Spectrum Part 1/2

In political discussions, most people use the terms “left” and “right” rather loosely, which has led to some people claiming that the left-right political spectrum is essentially meaningless. Others have claimed that a one-dimensional spectrum is inadequate and that we … Continue reading

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