@hbryant42 My family my whole life: “Words? Why are you so obsessed with WORDS. Words don’t pay the bills, weirdo.” Despite me never getting above a C+ in any science class, my uncle tried to convince me to switch from poli sci to physics my freshman year.
At heart I’m a post-scarcity anarchist, ala Iain Banks’ Culture, but as a history and poli-sci major I recognize that human nature has a waaaaaaays to go to get there, so I’m currently in the “do the least harm to the least people and make billionaires pay taxes” camp.
@tcburkejr I mean, I really wonder at what point the curve flattens in terms of the return on the marginal dollar. But it’s been remarkable to watch, almost like a poli-sci experiment in real life
I still find Edsall’s work helpful for challenging my assumptions & the links to poli sci work are helpful. But the premise of EVERY article is liberals are superficial hypocrites and GOPs stride from triumph to triumph. His leitmotif is now self-parody.
- “how did you get so much political power? are you from some dynasty?” - “no, I’m from nowhere; just a bartender from the Bronx. Anybody can be in poli-” “WRONG,” says the ex-President as he rises from the grave “AOC, you are a NIXON”
Ford government proposes that new Ontario teachers must pass math test. In response, opposition proposes that new Ontario premiers must pass poli-sci.
“I have been an equal-opportunity skeptic of four administrations’ policies toward Russia. I’ve gotten plenty of things wrong in a long political career. Putin isn’t one of them.”
‘Poli’ a Latin word meaning ‘many’; and ‘tics’ meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures’. - ROBIN WILLIAMS (1951-2014)
#DonaldTrump is a phenomenon… I expect my grandchildren in a poli-sci class will read about this - @MichaelCohen212