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Our Private Lives Democracy Guarantees Freedom
594 wordsShould government have the right to interfere in our private lives Does being part of a representative democracy mean that we abdicate our freedom to make our own choices in the name of the good of all Should the government have the right to interfere in our private lives Democracy guarantees freedom. One might then argue that a government should allow people to act according to their own free will. But there are two sides to every coin. Absolute independence might not lead to anything productiv...
Middle And Lower Classes
1,232 wordsThe introspective argument produced by Alexis De Tocqueville in his literary work entitled Democracy in America of the American democratic system is both cynical and enlightening. His prospective as a Frenchman on the bureaucracy of this nation cast new light on a government that is proclaimed to be superior then all others. How persuasive his arguments are that any American citizen who has had the privilege to read this transcription must question the convention of democracy. Analytically appro...
Sense Of Nationalism
670 wordsNationalism is a political concept that provides a bridge between people and their sense of obligation and duty for their country. I disagree with Mr. Albert Einstein's notion that nationalism is an infantile disease. I believe that nationalism is an extremely powerful and unifying tool for nations and states, because without it many of the colonized nations in Africa and Asia would still be colonized, and there would be fewer democracies in existence. Many African and Asian nations were victims...
Threats To Fukuyama's Regard To Democracy
2,006 wordsTo hope for the end of history is human. To expect it to happen is unrealistic. To plan for it is disastrous. (Huntington, 43) These are the closing sentences in Samuel Huntington's critical response to Francis Fukuyama's essay on the end of history. The theory of endism, hypothesized by Fukuyama, is not convincing because he over looks the challenges presented, ignores the proceedings in much of the world and doesn t account for natural human tendencies. To begin with, a clear definition of wha...
New Democracy When Jackson
501 wordsThe New Democracy When Jackson took office many things changed. The Spoils system was put into affect. The everyday man now had a bigger voice, and for once in a long time the people; not the electoral collage or corrupt senators and congressmen ran the nation. When the Federalists had dominated, democracy was not respected, but by the 1820's, it was widely appealing. Politicians now had to bend to appease and appeal to the masses, and the popular ones were the ones who claimed to be born in log...
Goals On Bush's Agenda For Condi Rice
1,215 wordsCondi Rice: the Warrior Princess Condi Rice is the top leading female African-American politician to hold a high-ranking and influential position in the United States government today. From her lengthy and experienced background, Rice has established herself among the elite in Washington, D.C. Her commitment to the foreign policy of this great nation has proven very strong over the many years that she has worked for the government. With the confidence of President Bush behind her, Rice has and w...
Future Holds For A True Democracy
811 wordsA conversion of our governmental system to an Athenian model would be not only foolish but potentially dangerous to the future of our country as well. It has been suggested that the representative form of government was chosen because of the logistical problems of counting votes in an era with no computers or FedEx. However, in doing research and listening to the biographies of several men present at the Philadelphia convention, it seems clear that the decision was reached with great thought and...
Barber's Jihad Vs McWorld
2,325 wordsBenjamin R. Barber is a leading thinker regarding the subject of democracy. For Barber, as he argues in several of his works, democracy should be both participatory, far beyond the act of voting, and inclusive. In Jihad vs. McWorld, Barber worries that the very existence of democracy and the nation-state, on which it has primarily depended, are threatened. This threat results from what he describes as the two core tenets of our age: globalism and retribalization. These are the forces of "McWorld...
287 wordsthey have been serious talk about our nascent democracy in my country that is nigeria, the most populous black nation on the planet earth and the biggest nation if not in africa atleast in western african sub-region, we are a new democracy and we are still leaning what it takes to be a strong democratic country like the united a tates but of course it will take us a while to be like that but we " ll definitely get there. As far as the rest of the world is concerned they can just leave this creep...
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