Power is a potent drug. It’s why the language we use to describe it is laced with that of addiction. We crave it. Or we’re power-hungry. Power-mad. Drunk on power. On a power trip. A power move is like a quick fix down a back alley—a desperate hit for the vulnerable ego. A person comfortable in authority does not need to flaunt it, but those who are insecure about their position become giddy on assertions of their dominance. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Close Knit: Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Peace & Quiet In the UK, a centuries-old Quaker meeting house encourages quiet reflection. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Free Wheelers On the road with London’s Velociposse Cycling Club.