The Power of Place

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Sunday 20 September 2009 8:02 pm

powerofplaceI have been doing some, not so light, reading. The book is by a geography genius named Harm De Blij and covers, well, social geography. While I have not finished the book, I have been getting its general theme. People from around the world are ruled by where they live, which includes culture, politics, and laws that are unique from place to place.

This got me thinking about why individual choices are so important. The main question, how can we govern everyone under one social system when the individuals come from a variety of places? This question brings up another one, is it reasonable to assume you can take the boy out of the country and country out of the boy? And, even if you could, why would you?

In a free country, by definition, the government should not be allowed to control its non-criminal citizenry under any circumstance. That is the whole point.

I am looking forward to reading more.

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