The Forms of Government and the State Morals in the Contemporary World
Keywords:contemporary world, forms of government, state morals
At present there exist three forms of government: republic (representing two types – democratic and socialist), monarchy and timocracy (tim? honor + krateein to rule). In timocracy ambition for power and glory motivates the rulers and although possession of property is not necessary qualification for holders of offices, love of honor is supported by illegal greedy accumulation of wealth. Rulers are here warriors suited with the name “enemies of man” (Martin Luther). The collapse of the USSR led to the rise of a heap of timocratic states. To talk about these states with precision and understanding, it is necessary to have new names. The fascist terms “authoritarianism” and “totalitarianism” that lead us into error since the Cold War are out of place here.
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