*new major in public policy (more info on the poli sci web site) Politics in some way, shape or form are unavoidable by every human. To rid ourselves of fear we desire to be understood. History of the world is history of philosophy. Industry, economy and religious practice are material manifestation but what s really going on is the ideas. Really big ideas are those that organized human society. Hegel: liberty, equality and fraternity (18th c german philosopher) he believed the battle of jena changed the world view  Her argues that the above is the end of history . No new forth coming ideas can challenge the big big idea. It is theory alone that helps us transcend this poverty of the human condition. Fukuyama: believed that 1989 the fall of the berlin wall was the big idea . Big challenges to the liberal democracy had been defeated in realm of ideas.