The blonde just reminded the teenager that he should put in a little study time before bed. He has a social studies quiz tomorrow.
"What's the test on again?" she asked him.
"Oh, communism. And capitalism. And socialism. Utilitarianism. Nationalism. Militarism. All the Isms."
The way he said it made me think he sees this as a single field of study, Ismology.
Has an almost biological or medical ring to it, doesn't it?
We need more Ismologists, all working on a cure for the various Isms.