A City Guide To Zunyi for Finally, thinking politics means thinking politically. To think politically is to think explicitly about one’s opinions and behavior in reference to common standards, rights, and responsibilities. To think politically is to think as a member of political society, rather than as a particular individual with particular introduction xiii interests. It requires that one step into the shoes of others, moving beyond the question of what is desirable for oneself an individual to ponder what people can and should do together. It demands one’s judgment as a citizen among citizens. The task of thinking politically is normative and critical in nature. Political theorists and political theory texts often give pride of place to one of these three projects: the analytical and historical, the self-reflective and interpretive, or the normative and critical. A City Guide To Zunyi 2016.