Power Doctrines Master List

https://individualistthought.com/2016/11/18/power-doctrines-i-what-are-power-doctrines-social-philosophical/ Summary: Power doctrines are beliefs that utilize power analysis. Power analysis reduces society into two groups based upon an unequal distribution of “power”. The choice of what defines power is often arbitrary. From there, the whole social system is demonized, with most of the negative actions of the unempowered group being excused, and most …

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How the West Won Master List

https://individualistthought.com/2016/12/30/how-the-west-won-i-the-triumph-of-the-west/ Summary: This is a series about the impact that the dominance of Western Civilization has had upon the world in the last several centuries. This includes a long history of colonization, cultural development, and  military action. This article gives an extremely broad introduction to the history of the West. After centuries of being relatively undeveloped …

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Individualism and Collectivism Master List

https://individualistthought.com/2016/11/15/collectivism-and-individualism-i-social-philosophical/ Summary: Collectivism sees entities holistically, looking at them as rock solid units or “atoms”. Individualism sees most entities as being made up of smaller subunits, and looks to the behavior of these subunits for answers, although this does not deny the role of the collective. In reality no one is a perfect collectivist or a …

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Donald Trump and the Case for a Limited Presidency

TL;DR: It is dangerous for any one person to hold too much government power. Over time the power of the president has expanded through a variety of large and small steps. This has left the American public vulnerable whenever a "bad" president is actually elected. This has become worse over the last several decades and …

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