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A Short History Of Politics


In a short history of politics, a real historian would conduct extensive research and thoroughly examine original documents and seek out best evidence for everything he or she includes. But since I am definitely not a real historian, I am choosing to construct this history from the comments and observations of a collection of not necessarily qualified pundits who are mostly putting their opinions and biases out there without validation. Actually this isn’t all that much of a history. It would probably be better characterized as a loosely connected collection of things said by people who thought at the time that what they had to say was worth the time spent by others to listen. The only thing they have in common is that the pronouncements more or less relate to politics. Let me give you an example that will help you decide what I should call it. …