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Areas of Interest and the Definitions to get


Areas of Interest and the Definitions to get you started…

Unorganized Compilation of Facts

GOLEM :  In Jewish folklore, an artificially created human being, endowed with life by supernatural means.

 

PanHellenic : 1. Of or pertaining to Greek peoples or a movement to unify them. 2. Of or pertaining to Greek – letter fraternities and sororities.

 

Abiogenises : The hypothetical development of living organisms from nonliving matter. Also called “autogenesis,” spontaneous generation.

 

Cronyism : Is partiality to long – standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications.

 

Nepotism : Is favortism granted to relatives regardless of merit. (nepos=nephew)

 

Plutocracy : ( Pluto, Power, Dominion, Rule)

 

Slush Fund : Colloquially, is an auxillary monetary account or reserve fund. However, in the context of corrupt dealings, such as those by Governments or large Corporations, a slush fund can have peculiar cannontations of illegality, illigetimacy, or secrecy in regard to the use of this money and the means by which the funds were acquired.

 

Kleptocracy : Is a form of political & government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of it’s officials and ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often without pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often acheived by the embezzlement of State funds.

 

Hegemony : The threat of the threat : Greece under the Hegemony of Thebes, 371- 362 B.C. Rather than by Military force.