Politics

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Politics is the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

 

It comes from Greek word πολιτικός (politikos), meaning of, for, or relating to citizens.

 

Politics helps us understand and practice the distribution of power and resources within a given community as well as the interrelationship between communities. Governance itself has serval different power structures such as an Empire or a Federation in which is further subcategorized by power source including by not limited to authoritarian state, democracy, and monarchy. We have included works on the subject of Politics because they can greatly influence liberty and dignity of individuals and communities. It can be respectable and noble or corrupt and unscrupulous, but it is our belief everyone should have access to all sides to form their own interest and competency in the issues of individual liberty and dignity.

 

Below are some examples of works in the collection on the subject of Politics:

Archimedes Opera by Archimedes

Date of Publication: 1675The mathematician and engineer Archimedes (ca 287-212 BC) was one of the greatest minds of antiquity, making important discoveries in geometry, statistics, hydrostatics and mechanics. He determined the value of Pi.  He was also a practical...

Elements by Euclid

Date of Publication: 1545First Edition Italian.“Greek mathematician who lived in the third century B.C. in Alexandria. His most famous work, Elements, is considered to be history’s most successful textbook.  It is a collection of definitions, postulates, and proofs. ...

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

Date of Publication: 1859 "ONE OF THE CLASSIC DEFENSES OF FREEDOM IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The essay On Liberty was probably Mill's only abiding work on politics... comparable to Milton's Areopagitica... as one of the classical defenses of freedom in the English...

Declaration of Independence by Congress

Date of Publication: 1776One of three known copies. "The only one in private hands.  This is the third Dunlap printing.  John Dunlap, as one of the leading printers in Philadelphia, produced numerous pieces both for the Continental Congress and the state of...

Magna Carta

Date of Manuscript: ca. 1350Contains Magna Charta; Statues of the Realm; Register of Writs. First Issued in 1215 as a result of an angry encounter, on the plains of Runnymeade, between an assembly of Barons and King John over the right of the King to obtain funds from...

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Date of Publication: 1776Sixth Edition. A political treatise first published on January 10, 1776 urging immediate separation from England. Of this Paine states, “Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation.  The blood of the slain, the weeping voices of...