When I think back on all the time I wasted as a political science major, reading Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Marx, etc., it's too bad I didn't realize at the time that just about the only political philosophy I would need to write this blog, is contained in three quotes by the following 20th-century philosophers:
A week is a long time in politics.
-- British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Money is the mother's milk of politics.
-- California Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh
All politics is (should that be "are"?) local.
-- U.S. House Speaker Tip O'Neill
Regular readers of this blog will note how useful I find those quotations to be. Perhaps I'll try to work something in from Locke sometime, and see if you're impressed.