monarchy

Democracy versus the Strong Man: An Inquiry Into Values

Democracy:  “A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.” – Oxford English Dictionary “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” – Abraham Lincoln Around 500 years before the birth of Christ, Greece changed the world. In a nutshell, things were quite similar to the world today: the rich were very rich, the poor were very poor, and the… Read More »Democracy versus the Strong Man: An Inquiry Into Values

What If Sri Lanka Had A King?

Royalty. A bit of an odd thing, really. On the surface of it, no-one really seems to be sure why it’s still around (unless you’re in the Middle East, in which case the answer is ‘oil’). Most of the world’s countries don’t have a king or queen anymore. The very concept of power being transferred through a dynasty is carefully hidden by democracy and the mathematics of wealth. And yet… Read More »What If Sri Lanka Had A King?