The Short Stories of Waldo

The Political History (of the bolt)

We must look at the political motivations of several groups. These groups are typically “societies.” Societies generally have ulterior motives. These motives are hidden beneath several layers of their titles and their committees. “The Society for Criminal Justice” is such an example. Again, one must ask who, what, why, when and where. What is criminal justice? Who is the benefactor (or target) of such a society? Why was such a society formed? Was it formed in the middle of a political uprising, an anarchy? Where did the society form itself?

An Institutional History

Some of these answers seem to be found in the name of the organization. Such examples are ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) or the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). Other political entities such as the BSI (British Standards Institution) have become deeply involved in setting standards for how…

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