Sunday, 24 May 2020


Rather poignantly and provocatively first appearing in print in 1895 before being used by Winston Churchill and Hannah Arendt to discuss the preludes of war decades later, the term, while plain and immediate, still does carry quite a bit of effacing nuance and nudge.  A hypercapitalistic plutocracy that operates under the air of legitimacy that cursory though ultimately meaningless democratic ceremonies afford. A cynical but probably accurate bifurcating of the population, there’s a show of participatory governance for the working class with all real power vested in the moneyed classes.