<p>Political Science is the science of politics, or the science of the nation-state. It is the art of diplomacy, the study of ideas, ideologies, and influence, the science of strategy, economics, and rhetoric, and more. Perhaps political science is best summed up by Aristotle in his discussing of man’s role in creating the ideal nation-city-state:</p>
<p>“Political science aims at what is the highest of all goods achievable by action….  though it is worth while to attain <em>the end</em> [AKA <a href="http://factmyth.com/the-point-of-life-is-happiness/">happiness</a>/<a href="http://factmyth.com/arete-explained/">arete</a>/”the greatest good”/”the highest good”] merely for one man, it is finer and more godlike to attain it for a nation or for city-states. These, then, are the ends at which our inquiry aims, since it is political science, in one sense of that term.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”  – </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Aristotle on the meaning of life, virtue, morals, ethics, and the city-state, <em><a href="http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.1.i.html" target="_blank">Nicomachean Ethics</a></em> 350 BC</strong></p>



Mussolini and Hitler Were Fascists Fact

Mussolini and Hitler were Authoritarian Nationalist Fascists. Although they both pulled their politics from many ideologies, they are best described as Fascists.


The Origin of the Tea Party Movement

The Tea Party is today a conservative nativist protectionist populist movement, similar to the past Know-Nothing, pro-gold Gilded Age, Hoover Republican, and States’ Rights movements in America.


The United States as a Concept

The United States can be thought of as a union of diverse and sovereign regions, of sovereign people, who agree on the basic principles of democracy, republicanism, federalism, and liberalism in general.


Hitler Was a Socialist Myth

The idea that “Hitler was a socialist” is a myth. Hitler was a Fascist. Fascism has some socialist roots, but it is a unique authoritarian and nationalist ideology separate from socialism.





Types of American Progressivism

We explain the different types of American progressivism including left-wing progressivism, religious right-wing progressivism, Tea Party progressivism, and other types on the political left, right, and center.