Featured Image: The French village of Sainte-Enimie. Credit: Tobi 87. Read more
Author Archives: Matthew Hall
The power of playfulness and “social epidemics” are featured in this week’s best. Read more
What kept U.S.–Soviet disputes from devolving into all-out war? Nuclear deterrence may be the reason. But it also could have to do with the way alliances were set up.
People tend not to accept their rulers without question, at least not according to political science. Instead, the governed expect their government to be legitimate in some way before they play along. That is, it must have good reasons why it should be able to rule over them. Different reasons are given depending on the type of government, however. Read more