<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>

The Greeks Founded the Basis of Utilitarianism and Consequentialism Fact

Although we can consider Jeremy Bentham the founder of modern Utilitarianism, and his successor John Stuart Mill the one who popularized it, early Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Aristippus and Epicurus presented the original Utilitarian / Consequentialist / Greatest Happiness theories.

Fake News is Real Fact

“Fake news”, news meant to influence rather than provide pure information, it is real and as old as the printing press. However, only some of what is getting labeled as “fake news” is actually “fake”.

What is Liberalism?

Liberalism is the political ideology of liberty and equality. Classical liberalism focuses on individual liberty, and modern social liberalism focuses on social equality.