Besides the alliterative quality--even poetic--of these two words, is the bond between and among them; the two are inextricably linked, related and dependent.
Where there is politics and power, there is always corruption and, left unchecked, a cabal or consort, criminals of high crimes and misdemeanors. A famous, often cited, quote by John Stuart Mill,
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing.Power & Politics is as the dragon; that without a dragon slayer or otherwise those who stand in the gap on behalf of the land, all that remains is the shouting for those that compromised and were complacent--all resistance arrested or resting in their graves.
It is true that the best government is that which governs least..., so said Thoreau; and when left to fester and foment, Power & Politics becomes pandemic. From the still striving, a true statesman, Ron Paul,
When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.He also said, "Let the rEVOLution begin," and when/as/if it does, then Politics & Power will know that dragon slayers are not dead yet, one or more who stand in the gap on behalf of the land.