Hyped up on coffee & beer last night, I threw together these two mind- maps. One could be an axis for plotting types of governments or political preferences. The other charts the pull (tension) of out three major democratic principles. The two could be superimposed. Neither is perfect, but I was pretty excited about them at 3:00 this morning. Too bad I’m not working on a degree, I wonder if they’d be a decent basis for a thesis or dice rotation.