Lewis Carroll on Politics
Much of Lewis Carroll's mathematical analysis of politics can be applied today.
On Donald Trump: Obtuse Anger is that which is greater than Right Anger.
On Occupy Wall Street: A Surd is a radical whose meaning cannot be exactly ascertained. This class comprises a very large number of particles.
On political debates in general:
- Let it be granted, that a speaker may digress from any one point to any other point.
- That a finite argument, (i.e. one finished and disposed of,) may be produced to any extent in subsequent debates.
- That a controversy may be raised about any question, and at any distance from that question.