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Why protesters against police brutality have more bargaining power than they realize, and why police normally get away with murder. PLEASE SHARE THIS SERIES! Audio Podcast   click the link on your device to open the audio podcast in your mobile app, or else search for “worbs” on your podcast app.  Full transcripts and bibliographoes available on the episode pages.  What Is Politics Video Channel   Vvideo version of this and all episodes available here, plus other stuff Audio Podcast...
Topics: Protesters, Police brutality
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This episode is an exercise for everyone who keeps writing to me to insist that one or the other wrong definitions of Left and Right is actually correct.   We look at who was on the left and on the right in three different time periods: 1.       - The early French revolution in 1789, which is what the whole Left Right analogy is based on. 2.       - The 3 rd republic in France 1870-1940 where seating in the National Assembly was arranged on a Left-Right spectrum, analogous to the...
Topics: politics, history, left, right, left-right political spectrum, french revolution, socialism,...
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Ordinary people, journalists and academics alike constantly use the terms left and right without knowing actually mean.  This episode clears up the mess, and explains what these terms really mean, why we know what they really mean, and how the right and wrong definitions shape the way we see the world. PLEASE SHARE THIS SERIES! Audio Podcast   click the link on your device to open the audio podcast in your mobile app, or else search for “worbs” on your podcast app.  Full transcripts and...
Topics: politics, left, right, education, political literacy
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Definitions of political terms affect what we see and don't see in the world around us, and turn us into effective or ineffective communicators and political actors. Popular definitions of left and right popularized during the cold war and currently propagated by media and academia (the state vs. the market, big vs. small government, liberty vs. equality), frame the world in right-wing terms, while the historical definition (hierarchy vs. equality) frames the world in left wing terms. Competing...
Topics: politics, media, left-right political spectrum, government, racism, linguistic relativity
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Everywhere we look, past and present we see hierarchical societies where some people have more wealth, more power, and more rights than others.   Was this always the case?   Is hierarchy in our nature?   Are egalitarian societies possible for human beings?   If so, under what conditions?     And is freedom compatible with equality? Suggested readings: Hierarchy in the Forest, by Christopher Boehm, 1999 The Dobe Ju/’Hoansi, by Richard Lee 1984/2012 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari , by...
Topics: anthropology, politics, political anthropology, hunter-gatherers, equality, hierarchy, human...