Great work. I especially love this: "More practical was aristocratic government, in which a manageable number of superior men administered the state. But it tended to degenerate into the self-interested rule of the wealthy or permanent power for a hereditary clique." Basically the USA at the current time. I never believed we were a democracy at any point and we are echoing the downfall of past kingdoms.

PS: Would it be possible to add a dark mode to your sub stack? I think it'd be easier to read in the evenings. Thanks!

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