Everything you need to know about fallen-world politics, you can learn from reading Tarzan books.
Go ahead, I dare you–look at Congress, look at the appointed posts, and tell me it’s not about getting rich and sassy at the public’s expense. We are fallen–but do we really have to fall this far?
Who gets to run the show? Who gets the biggest percs? Whom does everybody else have to make like they respect?
The biggest ape, of course. Until a bigger, strong ape replaces him.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, you were a top-flight political scientist… and didn’t even know it.