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Thank You Stephen.

Despite my nomination that your article on political power gets speedydelete, I hope that does not discourage you from contributing to Citizendium. You should probably repost your article somewhere else on the Web - maybe on Wordpress, a free blog hosting site or on a wiki better suited to non-encyclopedic contributions. Please take the time to read the fundamentals and the FAQ. As a speaker of other languages, you may also want to add yourself to CZ:International, so that we can help plan future language versions of Citizendium. --Tom Morris 08:07, 21 April 2008 (CDT)

It's OK. One other Encyclopedic site gave me space for this, they have a section named Essays. I think You shoul have one too. I really don't think that "original research" is always bad to Encyclopedic knowledge. Perhaps somebody could find something really original and good to develop and makd more perfect, who knows?. Otherwise somebody could think that to come back to Stone Age would be a good idea. Best regards.
Citizendium does have a policy called Signed Articles, which allows essays written by experts in a particular domain to be published, but it's not widely used (see the list). I don't think that not allowing anybody to post personal essays or original research is regressive or will lead to society devolving to being akin to the Stone Ages - there are plenty of places to publish such material online - weblogs, free hosting services, personal wikis, message boards and mailing lists. Citizendium and Wikipedia are about working collectively to produce an encyclopedia, while essays are in the domain of personal rather than collective publishing. Please be sure to get involved in contributing to articles in the Politics Workgroup or any other workgroup that you are interested in. --Tom Morris 16:37, 21 April 2008 (CDT)
I'm sure that if we are going to progress some things must change. I believe that sooner or later some "expert" should develop seriously the subject of the emotional basis of political power. I think nobody has done it until now. Best regards.
I'm going to have to disagree again. There has been plenty of discussion of the emotional roots of politics and morality. Hence emotivism in ethics, hence Jean-Jacques Rousseau, hence articles like this, hence George Orwell and Karl Marx and political theory and philosophy spanning back to Plato and the whole field of rhetoric. --Tom Morris 19:10, 21 April 2008 (CDT)
It's not the same. Richard's approach is the electoral politics. I'm talking of the motivations behind politic decissions, the why, the how, and the results, in simple words, sumarized in 15 pages. The phrase of five words "Power Is Based On Emotions" is completely original. I doubt you can find it in previous thoughts. Best regards.