Fila Sophia

applied philosophy, deep democracy, sustainability / by A.R.Teleb

Category Archives: Electoral Reform

Redeeming Rousseau: Politdoche & General Will

Recently on Daft Blogger I fell hard on the word “government” and offered a replacement, “politdoche.” This article demonstrates why it fares better as an ideal and how it would … Continue reading

2013-04-19 · 2 Comments

Is the word “government” the problem?

“The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand…that the state must follow, and not lead, the character and progress of the citizen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Our prejudices … Continue reading

2013-04-11 · 2 Comments

Citizens United and The Nadir of the Single-member-district First-past-the-post System?

Many people have been saying, ever since I’ve been old enough to vote and long before Citizens United, that we make the best of what we have and vote for … Continue reading

2013-04-04 · 2 Comments

Remembering Mubarak: Tahrir, Zuccotti, & Future Democracy

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s departure. At the end of 2011, Time’s Person of the Year was “The Protester,” and the issue was wrapped in Tahrir Square. … Continue reading

2013-02-11 · 5 Comments

Squaring The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

“Democracy is the safest of all states.” Aristotle (Politics) Aristotle can be dismissed as a racist, misogynist, or xenophobe. He may be all those and a dry writer, but few … Continue reading

2013-02-09 · 6 Comments

Open Letter to Muslim Brotherhood & Egyptian Opposition: A Way Out: Minimal Elections Maximal Participation

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the MB and NSF (National Salvation Front), Below is a way forward and perhaps an opportunity for Egypt to become a model for new democracy … Continue reading

2013-01-31 · 5 Comments

Defending the People from the Professors, John P. McCormick

Defending the People from the Professors by John P. McCormick. For some years now, while presenting parts of a book on Machiavelli and democratic theory across North America, I’ve been … Continue reading

2013-01-17 · 2 Comments