It may be something which is an interesting point of study, but apart from that is studying politics really any good? What can it really get you, or what can you really do to effect a change in the world if you were to want to?
Apart from freak cases (not to say bad cases) such as Martin Luther King Jr., how much power does the ‘average Joe’ have?
(And yes, if this question seems ignorant I can’t disagree. I didn’t do very well in History class and don’t remember a lot of the specifics. I haven’t made it a special area of study either, and I don’t watch the news pretty much ever. I only have briefly touched on politics without going into depth. If there is an obvious to answer to this hidden in one of those subjects I am unaware. It just seems though from my perspective that I wouldn’t be able to do much with politics even if I want to learn about it. Thoughts?)