Is The UK Now An Authoritarian Nation?

Vivid images of George Orwell’s 1984 come to mind when one combines the United Kingdom and ‘authoritarian’ in the same sentence. Not one person would have guessed as the clocks ticked into this new decade that in less than a few months the free world as we knew it would change completely, and perhaps forever.Continue reading “Is The UK Now An Authoritarian Nation?”

Married to the Mob

In The Histories Polybius lays out a theory of anacyclosis, or a cycle of political evolution. The theory hypothesises that all states will cycle between six styles of governance (three benign and three malignant): monarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and ochlocracy. As most Western states now operate under a democracy – even if impure –Continue reading “Married to the Mob”