Unraveling Political Theory – How Would You Design The Government?

In episode 11 of Unraveling Political Theory, Tim and Keith are joined by founder and editor of The Last American Vagabond, Ryan Cristian, to discuss solutions; how they would each rebuild the government if given the chance, or at least how they image it would operate in a truly free society. To understand the world of politics and change it for the better, it’s paramount that people begin to study political theory and the ways in which it has manifest throughout history up into the present day. By bringing light to the origins of political and philosophical thought, the present day becomes all the more explainable because one is now able to see the logical progression of such manifestations.

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  1. Using your five categories, this is my attempt at a radical political theory, yet one suited to these modern times:
    1) Governmental hierarchy: small constitutional monarchy, with three simple classes (kings, nobles, and commoners).
    2) Social programs: Emphasizing local/indigenous culture & communal/religious participation (preferably polytheistic), rather than commerce and globalization. Strong emphasis on history, art, sport and literature rather than STEM fields. Ritualization of society, rather than intellectualization.
    3) Regulations: Prohibition or severe limitation of anything harmful to the environment or social cohesion. Laws are meant to preserve culture, customs and stability.
    4) Taxes: As little as possible and sometimes in the form of “community service”.
    5) Protection and foreign affairs: Confederations form in times of instability, but otherwise kingdoms are independent. Foreign diplomacy is formal and ritualized. Kingdoms acquired arms moderately and pressure collectively (or go to war) with those kingdoms that acquire too much.

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