Can the flow of history truly be grasped?
Political scientists and economists are often invited by the government to provide opinions about policy agendas. At the end of such a meeting, policymakers may typically say: “We got it. Certainly, we see your point.” Nevertheless, such responses do not always lead to serious consideration of the relevant expert opinions by the government. Even in the case of fair arguments based on accurate information, there is no guarantee that they will be judged as pertinent policy options and eventually incorporated into government policies.