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Political Control

Why The Hunger Games Are a Terrible Method for Political Control

Nel McDonald | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Nel McDonald

This is an utterly ridiculous method for maintaining political control. Why take children as tributes? Why make them fight to the death? To answer these questions, let's take a look at the sociologist, Foucault, who wrote a lot about punishment and systems of power.

The Faulty Presidential Control Obsession

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

If Obama were a different type of leader-in-the-making, he would choose nonthreatening novices to ensure his being in charge. But isn't that "decider" routine part of what we were trying to end?