Pretty damn awful. I dislike the 'flat glove' style since it makes our characters look top-heavy.
Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.