When it comes to politics, I agree with whoever said, “I don’t approve of political jokes, I’ve seen too many of them getting elected”.
Politics give us many of the words we use in crosswords. Take the different kinds of governments, for example. The way our ancestors lived back in the hunter-gatherer days would be called anarchy, from ancient Greek a ‘without’ + arkhon ‘ruler’ so literally ‘without leadership’.
Other words ending in ‘archy’ are hierarchy, rule of those high up on the pecking order, although [more…]