Sunday, September 27, 2009

I wish I'd said it

David Byrne succinctly sums up why I study politics in his new book, Bicycle Diaries:

I believe that politics is, besides being pragmatic, social, and psychological, also an expression of a wider surrounding context. That includes everything that might affect what people feel and do--music, landscape, food, clothes, religion, weather. Politics is a reflection of the streets, the smells, what constitutes eroticism, and the routine of humdrum lives just as much as it is a result of backroom deals, ideologies, and acts of legislature.

(Via a review on Daily Kos, though now I have to go get the book.)

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