How can I learn about politics?
This is quite lengthy, sorry in advance
I don’t know very much about politics and I want to know what’s going on but I don’t know where to start. My ex knows a ton about the subject however he is always biased (which is fine but doesn’t help me). I want to get the facts and decide for myself so that when he is explaining it I can still have an opinion. I also want to know for myself because I want to be able to follow current events and at least know that when something happens I do have the knowledge on how it affects me.The problem is I’m also in grad school and barely have time to sleep never mind attempt to start learning about politics.
Basically what I want to start with is the history, background, rules and very basic things. I don’t know much about American Government either (despite taking 2 courses in an attempt to learn) so it might help if I understand that a little better to understand how the government is divided and what influence that puts on politics etc. If they aren’t as connected as I imagine them to be I do still want to know about government (and feel free to recommend things for that). My end goal is obviously to learn the issues and who stands where but I need to understand the foundation first.
I am open to all suggestions (books, websites, movies, your general knowledge) but PLEASE I want to STRONGLY state that I’m not looking for people to preach to me and/or criticize me for having the courage to admit that I don’t know anything despite being 22 and having a college degree. I welcome any and all unbiased discussion however you must understand that I will ask lots of questions because I know next to nothing.
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