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Steven F. Hayward, writes at The American about the irrelevance of political science as a discipline.  In some of my classes we have essentially the same discussion, but in not as technical way.  We consider Socrates and the intersection between political philosophy and the City.  Political science, or political philosophy, was the most important study for roughly two thousand years–in academe, political science was the science of the Whole.  Socrates embodied the birth of that discipline, and Plato and Aristotle established the first institutions of learning.

How far we have come.