Via Daniel Drezner, this Josh Chafetz OxBlog challenge to find the worst political theory pickup lines piqued my interest, particularly as I am awake and working way, way too early. So I’m feeling churlish anyway. My submission:
Here then is the situation of the mind, as I have already describ’d it. It has certain organs naturally fitted to produce a passion; that passion, when produc’d, naturally turns the view to a certain object. Shall we explore how our passions fulfill the double relation of impressions and ideas?
As befitting the inspiration, an offer replete with passion, intellect, rationality, and empirical exploration.