What is political?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

New Age - Reception - Academia
... America written by Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Barkun argues New age beliefs have been greatly ... mass hysteria and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...
Waiting For Godot - Interpretations - Political
... The pair (i.e ... Vladimir and Estragon) is often played with Irish accents, as in the Beckett on Film project ...
Ziaur Rahman - President of Bangladesh - Islam and Nationalism
... were predominantly Hindu and Buddhist and were alienated by Zia's promotion of political Islam ... Development Commission in 1976, but resisted holding a political dialogue with the representatives of the hill tribes on the issue of autonomy and cultural self-preservation ... After the formation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Zia took initiative for formation of political institutes and sponsored workshops for the youth to get active political lessons on Bangladeshi nationalism ...
Types of Jokes - Subjects
... Political jokes are usually a form of satire ... generally concern politicians and heads of state, but may also cover the absurdities of a country's political situation ... A prominent example of political jokes would be political cartoons ...
Joint Political Military Group
29, 1983 a memorandum of agreement was set up between Israel and the United States regarding political, military and economic cooperation ... Part of the agreement was for a Joint Political Military Group (JPMG) as a high-level planning forum to discuss and implement combined planning, joint exercises, and logistics ... Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs ...

More definitions of "political":

  • (adj): Involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians.
    Example: "Calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy"
  • (adj): Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power.
    Example: "Political opinions"

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    To say “I accept” in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration-camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas-masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press-censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)

    For aesthetics is the mother of ethics.... Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe—not empirically, alas, but only theoretically—that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
    Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940)