Introduction to politics?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by zephyr2095, May 18, 2014.

  1. zephyr2095 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    Hi everyone!

    I'm an engineering student but I'm lately very bored of engineering. I just finished reading the communist manifesto (I just randomly picked it up because I was bored). Before reading this book I was never interested in politics and the world history.
    I just needed some advice regarding how do I know more about politics and the history of the world ( I am majorly interested in the contemporary politics and history behind it.). I would be sincerely grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

    Thank you.

    PS: I can always look up for stuff on google but to be frank, I don't know what I'm looking for.
  2. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    We could learn a little from bees, but this will rile "it's all about me" conservatives. ;)

    I've never read the Communist Manifesto. What did you think about it? My impression is that communism is not necessarily bad, but because of it's nature it allows corruption (a human failing) to run rampant. Not to imply that corruption can only be found in communism or socialism.
  3. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  4. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    I've never actually read the manifesto. I'm interested. Was it a good read?
  5. And macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2009
    92 ft above sea level, UK
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Well, it is extremely short. You could just go ahead and read it.
  7. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    I'm a political science major. The best thing to do would be to take an upper level political science class that deals with a subject you are interested in, assuming your university offers one. I took classes in the Arab Spring, post Communist democracies, international relations strategies, defense policy, and others and thought they were all much better than the intro to poli sci classes. The 101 classes are way too general IMO and don't really delve into a topic enough.
  8. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I had to read it years ago in high school and I found it somewhat interesting.

    The ironic thing (in my opinion) is that it has very little resemblance to any of the communist countries.
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Since you're already a student why not sign up to some political courses?
  10. Happybunny macrumors 68000

    Sep 9, 2010
    Oh how times have changed.:cool:
    I was a student in the 1960's and I guarantee that the world back then would have jumped for joy, if students back then had been a lot less interested in politics.:p

    I remember the sit ins, the anti Vietnam rallies, the marches against capitalism.

    The banners "All property is theft" or "Don't trust anyone over 30" "Don't become the people your parents want, become the people you want to be"

    Communism is like religion it's all alright in theory, but human nature corrupts the ideal very quickly.:(
  11. RajanRanjan macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2014
    Firstly you should start read political news in news paper & watch political news in news channel. They will help you to take interest in politics.

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