The Art of the Implausible

Originating in the Greek term polis to describe the notion of a city-state in Ancient Greece, politics, in its narrowest sense, may be understood as describing the relations between individuals or groups and how one individual or group endeavours to exert power over another.

 

In its broadest sense, politics may be defined as the art, and some would add, science, of government to include the nature, structure, organisation and administration of a state or states and the relationship between those states.

The notion of democracy is an affront to common sense. Taken in its broadest sense as meaning ‘government by the people’ - it implies a number of inconsistencies, not the least being, who are the 'people'; by what right are they fit to govern; and how as a mass can they govern?