Are there politics in the world of purebred dogs?
In order to answer that question, we should first look at the definition of
politics. According to Merriam-Webster online:
Function: noun plural but singular or plural in construction
Etymology: Greek politika, from neuter plural of politikos political
1 a : the art or science of government b : the art or science concerned with
guiding or influencing governmental policy c : the art or science concerned with
winning and holding control over a government
2 : political actions, practices, or policies
3 a : political affairs or business; especially : competition between competing
interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government) b :
political life especially as a principal activity or profession c : political
activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices
4 : the political opinions or sympathies of a person
5 a : the total complex of relations between people living in society b :
relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or
dealt with from a political point of view <office politics> <ethnic politics>
By viewing the entry at
www.thesaurus.com , we gain
additional information and synonyms:
Main Entry: Politics
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: backroom*, bossism, campaigning, civics, domestic affairs,
electioneering, foreign affairs, government, government policy, internal
affairs, jungle*, legislature, political science, polity, smoke-filled room*,
statecraft, statesmanship, stumping, zoo*
provides the description that offers the most clarity:
Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. Although the term is
generally applied to behavior within governments, politics is observed in all
human (and many non-human) group interactions, including corporate, academic,
and religious institutions.
Therefore, we have answered the age old question: Are there politics in the
world of purebred dogs? YES!
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