Politics Then and Now

Politics Then and Now examines the ideas, events, and people that have molded the modern political world and how they apply today. It delves into American history, how the Greco-Roman world influenced America from its founding to today, and the political philosophy that has sculpted American ideals. It will help you understand and question the role of government. Politics Then and Now looks into things like what was the revolution really about? What are rights? What are we entitled to as citizens? What is freedom?  If you have ever wondered about events and ideas that shape your world. Politics Then and Now will cover it. Scroll down and it is available in audio, video, and blog. Or it is easily searched on all podcast platforms by search, and on YouTube.

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What The 2022 Midterms Mean For And About America: An Historical Perspective Politics Then and Now

Much of the analysis surrounding the 2022 midterms has been divorced of any larger or historical perspective. Instead, it has focused mostly on how great a result it was for Democrats, with the only perspective being how badly it was supposed to go. In this episode, we look to take a step back and look at the results objectively to find out what they really mean for and about America. Please be sure to subscribe, leave a review, and rate 5 stars. Full text and citations available here
  1. What The 2022 Midterms Mean For And About America: An Historical Perspective
  2. Being Apolitical Is Not a Virtue
  3. Why You Should Vote
  4. The Republic Must Come First: What the Midterms Should Be About
  5. What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality

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Being Apolitical Is Not a Virtue

Everyone has probably heard someone say something along the lines of “I don’t care about politics,” “I’m not a political person,” or “I don’t know anything about politics, so I just stay out of it.” The totality of these sentiments reveals two things about America’s views of politics: one, they don’t know what “political” means…

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Why You Should Vote

Why exactly should you vote in the midterm elections? It’s not because of the policy issues either Democrats or Republicans are pushing. It’s because of something much bigger than that.

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