Episode 110: Bureaucracy, Ballots & More

This week we spend the time talking about several more terms related to politics and government, including bureaucracy, red tape, ballots, voting, constitution, and parliament.

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Episode 109: Empire and Colonies

This week we spend the time talking about the word “empire” and its implications.

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This week’s calendar entry is “Romainian/Romanian.”
Paul Brians’ essay on “postcolonial literature.”
“What have the Romans ever done for us?” from The Life of Brian:

Episode 108: Dictatorships, State Capitalism, Monarchy, Oligarchy, Plutocracy, Kleptocracy, and Empire

This week we focus on the dark side of governmental power: dictatorships, state capitalism, monarchy, oligarchy, plutocracy, kleptocracy, and empire.

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