Month: February 2017

Politics

Politics is the process of making decisions applying to all members of each group. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (this is usually a hierarchically organized population) as well as the interrelationship(s) between communities. A variety of methods are deployed in politics, which include promoting or forcing one’s own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against...

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Social Media

Selfie, selfie, on the screen: who’s the greatest social media queen? Almost everyone I know has a smartphone packed with social media apps and an endless photo gallery. I was a bit late to the party and only got my first smartphone at the midpoint of my freshman year of college simply because my phone was broken and utterly useless. I remember how much of a tyrant I was toward my brothers when they’d be on their phones when our family was together. But I’ve noticed in the past year and a few months that I’ve become as addicted...

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Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, especially with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence in general sense, dissimulation, pretense, sham. It is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed moral rules and principles. According to British political philosopher David Runciman, “Other kinds of hypocritical deception include claims to knowledge that one lacks, claims to a consistency that one cannot sustain, claims to a loyalty that one...

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