I have a gaming post mostly typed out, but I haven't quite got a way to tie it together quite yet. I'm also considering an early post-publication overview of the Battleground Dark Elves, who are now out and slowly trickling their way through distribution, but I think that's not for tonight either, and I might wait until I'm confident that all parts of the world can buy them, rather than just those parts that shop at my store. So my first dedicated gaming update will have to wait. Instead, since it has already been over a week for various reasons and I don't want this blog to be too neglected, have some more politics.
It is quite trendy, it seems, to claim that your own political system is the best in the world. There seems to be this idea around that there's some platonic form of leader selection*, and if we can just find it, we'll have discovered the governmental system that is ideal for all peoples, all places, and all times. Being as this is the United States and we are already prone to flag-waving and overblown exceptionalism, it isn't particularly surprising that it is also widely taken for granted that our system, or at least a similar one, is the ideal.