Strike-The-Root | Here is one offered by APSA (American Political Science Association), which we might otherwise reasonably expect to be something of an authority on the subject. Give all of that a good read first, if you will, before proceeding.

I think that we can essentially boil all of the lingual gymnastics and innocuous-sounding phraseology down to this far more basic and truthful assessment: Political Science = The study of how much and what kind of aggression shall be initiated against what parties at what times in order to attempt to affect a given set of social and economic outcomes.

Does anyone wish to seriously dispute that definition? Fine. I challenge you to come up with a more accurate or fully-encompassing one. And please don’t mind me as I sit here continuing to take in deep satisfying breaths all the while.

But look at all the perfectly useful government and government-dependent jobs that are to be had by the proud graduate of just such a program! “…a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.” Why, if you can’t succeed at becoming an elected political parasite yourself, you can always assist one! Raise funds for one! Or, should all else fail, you can go and teach another round of naïve individuals the “civic virtue” of “public service”! Isn’t the fine art of pointing guns at other people to get them to do what you want simply wonderful? Read Entire Article

By Alex R. Knight III