What draws the citizen to the world of politics
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There are three theories: the platonic, the pleasure, and the power theories. Briefly put, the first is a sort of exhortation: if competent people don’t pursue political power, the field will be left to the incompetents. The second is that it is fun. The third is that it gives one power, as the politician is among those who make the rules that govern our society; they live and work where the action is. The truth lies somewhere between the pleasure and power theories. The power that goes with politics is augmented by the fun of being in the driver’s seat.