Political advice

Posted in Action / Politics on Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Joel Höglund

We grow up thinking that most people are basically reasonable and nice. Sure, everyone has their own share of misconceptions, but through honest discussion and inquiries into the state of the world, one will be able to draw new and better conclusions. That would be nice wouldn't it?

While I still wouldn't completely reject this idea, it is now clear to me that this is not the main motivating force, at least not in politics. Now, this is not a whine about the unfair state of politics, but simply an observation of its rules. Do not go into politics with the belief that facts and reason are its highest values, or you will be thoroughly disappointed. You would not be the first though.

Here we aim to bring you advice that hopefully will prove useful in political discussions or even a political carrier.

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Persuasion

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

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