Social Democracy

Over the course of history, there have been hundreds of different forms of government. This ranges from monarchies to oligarchies to dictatorships. However, philosophers have theorized that governments will naturally evolve into democracies. A democracy allows for people to be the more free and to have their opinions taken into Continue reading

What Form of Government?

Dystopian governments come in various forms, each with its own set of oppressive characteristics. Totalitarian regimes, such as those seen in George Orwell’s “1984” or Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” exert complete control over every aspect of citizens’ lives. They employ surveillance, censorship, propaganda, and fear to maintain power, stifling Continue reading

Forms of Government

Imagine sailing through the complicated ideas of government, using Hobbes’s Leviathan as our guide. Now, let’s check out the “List of Forms of Government” on Wikipedia and figure out which one is the least likely to lead to a bad, dystopian future. It seems like a balanced constitutional democracy could Continue reading

Government: actually for the people

An ideal government that would dissuade the formation of a dystopia would be a direct democracy with aspects of socialism. Unlike a representative democracy, which uses elected officials as proxies for its citizens, in a direct democracy, the citizens directly participate in decision-making processes. This is preferable over the current Continue reading