This song runs to a mere two minutes and three seconds, but how long does it take to tell somebody to blow up the world?
Also known as "Political Science (Let's Drop The Big One)" or simply "Let's Drop The Big One", Americans who have studied their country's foreign policy might indeed ask themselves if in certain cases it might not indeed be better to drop the big one, or simply to abandon some nations to their own devices.
Of course, since Newman wrote this song, there has been a lot of water under a lot of political bridges, and the situation has grown even worse, but in many ways the United States is a far bigger enigma than the old Soviet Union ever was, inspiring love and hate, contempt and admiration in equal measure, often with the same people.
"Political Science" is one of Newman's most popular songs, especially with American audiences. It was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.
Alexander Baron - London, England