Greek | Πολιτικά | “making decisions that apply to members of a group”
Politics today refers to the operation of a constitutional system of government and publicly defined institutions and procedures. Political parties, public policy or discussions about war and foreign affairs would fall under the category of Formal Politics.
In terms of etymology, the word comes from the same Greek word as the title of Aristotle’s book, ‘Politics’ (“affairs of the cities”).
The New Statesman, first published in 1913, is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. Founded as a weekly review of politics and literature, it was connected then with members of the socialist Fabian Society, such as George Bernard Shaw who was a founding director. According to its present self-description, it has a liberal, sceptical, political position but is almost always supportive of the UK’s left-wing Labour party.
The Spectator, first published in 1828, is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. The magazine is generally supportive of the UK’s right-wing Conservative party.