President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to foster social cohesion in his speeches during a pandemic that had exposed the nation’s divisions.
The founders of the United States viewed impeachment as a way to remind the country and president that he is not above the law and to deter abuses of power.
In the wake of two public episodes of Mitch McConnell appearing to ‘freeze,’ a longtime Kentucky journalist explains how an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate.
‘Reverse racism’ focuses on prejudiced attitudes towards a certain (racialised) group, or unequal personal treatment. But it ignores one of racism’s central markers: power.
How technology is central to the show’s most dramatic and pivotal moments – and how it might define its legacy.
Composer Nicholas Britell festoons earnest Romantic music with sounds that gleefully desecrate it, underscoring the show’s emotional core: a lust for power joined by immense self-loathing.
The season opener expertly seeds the plot points that will unravel throughout the final series, culminating in the resolution of the core storyline: who will succeed Logan Roy as CEO?
Science fiction does more than entertain – it can also be used to better understand the political forces that shape the societies in which we live.
Life can be a struggle for power – not just for people but for nonhuman animals, too. An animal behaviorist explains how this quest can be more Shakespearean drama than boxing match.
Huge challenges remain before working fusion reactors are possible.
From ancient Greece to modern-day TikTok witchcraft, the world of witches has been a changing one.
Controversial South African band Die Antwoord illustrates the power relations that make cultural appropriation and blackface so damaging.
Worrying about how many people believe false ideas misses the real danger – that people are influenced by them whether they believe them or not.
Britain’s households are facing a cold winter but its power market could learn something from neighbouring systems to avert a crisis
In parts of Australia that are already very hot, we show how climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
The idea of a ‘witch’ was usually female in Western Europe, but not so in Orthodox Russia – partly because of the period’s rigid social hierarchies.
In the past 10 years, international alliances on Earth have begun to expand into space. Nations with similar interests collaborate with one another while competing with other space blocs.
A need for enhanced presidential power, inherited from the early days of post-Communist transition, ruined any chances of compromise between Ukraine and Russia years ago.
To Russian nationalists, if the Ukrainian language is classified as a derivative of the Russian language, the invasion looks less like an act of aggression and more like reintegration.
The convoy’s comparison of Canada’s current government to Nazi Germany draws on previously existing statephobia.