Thomas Klau on Populism

Think tanks can help Europe through its troubles by doing two things, I would contend. One is to come forward with interesting new ideas about how to improve the functioning, the efficiency, the legitimacy, the representative character, of our democracies. Another thing think tanks can do is to revive old ideas which have been forgotten, […]

How Should Democracy Really Work?

The term democracy has taken on many different meanings throughout history. Today, the term is so broad that even countries with seemingly undemocratic political structures still call themselves democracies. So then, what is a democracy? Well, simply put, a democracy is a system of governance where everyone IN the group gets an equal say in […]

Political System Practicals Part I

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare| Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare|| Alright, that was the principles behind the political system. Now, now lets see the practicals aspects of it. You see, the Éçopaniñad says éçäväsyam idaà sarvam [Éço mantra 1]—everything that exists belongs to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In […]

Political System Practicals II Laws

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare| Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare|| Lets move to the next topic of Laws. Aa well, although we have discussed about laws as a part of the political system still I want to give a special attention to the principles behind the laws of governance. […]

Political System Practicals III Brahmanas

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare| Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare|| Now, as Gods laws are the essence of governance, the Brahmans, as Prabhupada says, they are the natural guardians of the society. So just as we specially discussed about Gods Laws, we shall now discuss about the Brahmans in […]

In my words Political System Practicals

So the practical systems. Ah! Political system, practical component of it. Practicals. I m not covering too much of the practical here. Things are more or less clear. As, if the principles are clear then the practicals are details just you understand, understanding the practical aspects is not very difficult. Its very logical and simple. […]

Democracy – What is Democracy?

What exactly is democracy? Democracy is defined in the dictionary as: The control of an organisation or group by the majority of its members. The modern word is said to have originated during the late 1500’s, derived from the ancient Greek phrase demokratia, from demos meaning ‘the people’ and kratia or kratos meaning ‘power or […]

Spiritual Communism

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare| Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare|| Srila Prabhupada also discussed a lot about Spiritual communism. But I will first briefly talk about the Marxist communism and Srila Prabhuapdas arguments against it. This is just for your understanding so that will set the backdropfor the main […]

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