Creative Projects

“Graffiti has Banksy. Political science has me; poli-sci POETRY for freeing political minds as we are shaping the 21st century–politically.”

I organized some of the most well-known poli-sci research into a poetic analysis.

  1. Learn about Political Science via Poetry: Comparative Politics. See here.
  2. Learn about Political Science via Poetry: Parties. See here.
  3. Learn about Political Science via Poetry: Political Languages. See here (my favorite).
  4. Learn about Political Science via Poetry: American Politics (working project).

This is how I am Surfing Political Science.

*** These Projects could be turned into “Books” by publishers. I have a strong preference for experience in successfully publishing in political science. I’m agreeable to revisions of the books below once under contract, with the stipulation that the originals on this blog will remain unfettered and free. The first 2 “Political Science Poetry” books could be ready for a publisher in 1-3 months. The rest are open for discussion. Interested Presses should contact john.girdwood@wayne.edu. This is poli-sci ART!

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Passing Political Science Comp. Exams (working project).

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Political Language Analysis of Presidential Speeches via republicanism, liberalism and authoritarianism (working project, e.g., here).

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Differentiating republicanism, liberalism, and authoritarianism: Working Project.

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Understanding republicans (the ideology walkers): see here.

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Understanding liberals (the ideology walkers): see here.

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Novels and Short Stories

N. Awakening: The Origin of the Nobill Revolution, $17.91, 2009, a novel.

Girdwood weaves American political culture and his magnum “Nobill” philosophy. It’s rare to find a philosopher today–one who can turn reflections of civil society into pictures of the past. On the other hand, the brilliant narrative provides countless historical events to support the existence of authoritarian doctrine as contributor to American politics. In pointing out so ruthlessly the negative actions of the American government, Girdwood opens you up to possible reforms. There is always a discussion about pragmatic solutions–making this book exceptionally American.

For the learned political readers, it’s obvious that Girdwood appreciates Nietzsche’s “Overman,” but he replaces the “Overman” with the “Nobillman”–the will to be noble. This novel is for those already changing the world, while also useful to someone beginning a quest to understand and realize political freedom.

Of course, a Nobill culture appears much different than the current political culture / climate. Girdwood is provocative. Throughout this book–honesty and history, narrative and philosophy–go fishing. There is always a comparing and contrasting, which brings the content to life.

Girdwood claims at the end of the novel to create a new political platform for Republicans–but his book is much larger than both political parties. Regardless, N. Awakening opens up the political realm to beginners and practitioners alike. It is a novel response to Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

Political theorists and culturalists should see this novel as an expose of American symbols, governance, and debates. In sum, N. Awakening is the common ground between Rousseau [a passionate denizen]and Voltaire [harsh truth] in America in 2009. Truly light reading.

See N. Awakening 

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Mediating Ideas In A Revolution: Serious Reading For The Twilight, 2009, $2,020, a short story.

If Girdwood’s first book, N. Awakening, was meant to demonstrate authoritarian aspects of early 21st century America; specifically, the average’s American’s authoritarian political reality, then this book shows the battles against authoritarianism in order to understand a normative reality. This short book provides a symbolic pathway towards more democracy, and / or republicanism. This book will be quite provocative for some, and hilarious for others.

Mediating Ideas in a Revolution is a response to Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra. However, instead of commands from a cave-dweller living at the heights–always at the precipice; Mediating ideas is more conversational between four characters representing four trains of thought–from an enlightened society unknown to mankind–like Nietzsche’s “Cave Man!”

1%ers may support author/blog/projects by buying this book: see here

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Collaboration: There are dozens of political science poems on Political Pipeline. I have always emailed the original author(s) of the professional work that I transcribed with characters and new hypothesis. I do so in order to create possibilities for increasing efficacy. Let’s all imagine that. Publicly, I would like to thank the numerous academics who replied with kind, funny, witty, and constructive comments. You can’t “sell-out” of efficacy, if you didn’t know:

D: “Hi John, Thanks very much for sharing this! It’s really wonderful. I think the argument is much more compelling in verse! Best wishes”

J: “Dear John, This is kind of amazing stuff. You have quite the creative mind. Best of luck with the book! Best”

A: “Wonderful!”

B: “I read them with pleasure, a lot of work I assume, best wishes”

M: “Hi, this is super cool. Thank you! Good luck with your work!”

L: “That’s a hell of a poem. You may have a career if you ever get bored of political science… Cheers.”

J: “Dear John, Thanks for your message and your Ode. I am impressed with your creative talents, and also glad that my work has inspired you to write a poem! I’m going to print it out and keep it in my copy of the book…”

H: “Dear Mr. Girdwood, Thanks so much for the clever poem. With best wishes, Yours”

Z: “Dear John, this is absolutely amazing! I’ve never seen anything like that: very very creative! I’ll print the poem, frame it and pin it on the whiteboard next to my office’s door. Thanks a lot”

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