Back in the far away decade that was the 1990s, The-Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com sat in what was a high school Political Science class.
Granted, most High School Level PolySci classes are very template/current-event-based, but this was a fun exercise for the young Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com; as every week the teacher, Mr. Sabatino (a.k.a. the father of the drummer of “The Dead Milkmen”) [Yeah, I knew his mother too!] presented a worldview question and divided the classroom into groups for a half-hour debate.
Now, I was a hard-core-young-Republican at the time. And my Senior Year High School peers were not so politically minded at the time. So I enjoyed the task of taking the minority position in many of these weekly debates. I often found myself arguing things that I did not personally believe with, but the exercise was interesting and it influenced many of my debate skills.
Anyways, one week the question was presented: If you were instituting a new government for a savage people what would you choose?