I am interested in politics and history. My interest of history is mostly to the extent that it allows us to understand modern day politics. History is like a revolving door.
I have a thought ideology when it comes to politics. If you want to determine who caused a particular situation it is best to analyze that situation in terms of who benefits most from that situation. Whoever or whatever benefits the most is probably the cause. This philosophy in combination with a copious application of Occam's Razor. This philosophy can be applied to other areas as well.