Sunday, January 17, 2016

One of the most common definitions of politics is that it is a means for deciding who gets what, when, and how.

Politics is also about power, and power is many things: It is the ability to impose one’s will on another person or group. It is rigging the game to one’s own advantage. It’s convincing a person to act against their own interest, all while they believe the opposite is true. Power is not an abstraction. It acts on our bodies. And by doing so, it gives some people more privileges and opportunities than others.

1 comment:

Ha ha!