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  • One Representative For Every Thirty Thousand
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    America: The Pretense of Democracy The Aristotelian view of democracy showed democracy as a supreme state of being, promoting equality more than anything. It allowed every person to have as much say in a government as any other person, and yet still allowed individuality to reign. To follow this path of true democracy is to follow the path to a perfect country. Yet America, which prides itself on being a truly democratic nation, is filled with corruption and extortion, nothing like the Utopia Ar...
  • De Tocqueville
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    Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America Aristocracy is a phenomenon that is perhaps as natural a summer crop, and as devastating as the locusts that eat it. De Tocqueville's position on aristocracy is quite clear. He is a strong advocate of the aristocracy, it is a part of the natural order and necessary. His position may have some basis, however I have yet to see the 'upside'; of a caste system or a good defense of it. De Tocqueville believes that aristocracy provides stability and fellowsh...
  • Democracy Shapes America
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    American Government Essay submitted by Unknown America as we know it includes a vast network of representative governments. During the colonial period of early America, Virginia was the first to introduce a representative assembly. This first glimpse of democracy influenced the shape of America today. It eventually caused the colonies to drift away from monarchial England, and to establish a democratic government. Ironically, from this government, slavery and racism sprouted. In an attempt to ma...
  • Wealth And Democracy
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    Wealth and Democracy. By Kevin Phillips. (New York: Broadway Books, c. 2002. Pp. vii, 422. ISBN 0-7679-0533-4.) Wealth and Democracy clearly illustrates and emphasizes the importance of Democracy being endangered. The author Kevin Phillips, America's leading political analyst since 1968 and a graduate of Harvard Law School appears very informed and credible. Wealth and Democracy outlines and explains the politics of the second half of the 20th century. In this book Phillips primarily explores ho...
  • Tocqueville's Democracy In America
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    Insights on De Tocqueville's Democracy In America It has been said that a French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited the United States in the 1830's, 'understood us' in a way that few observers (foreign and domestic) have. Furthermore, Tocqueville's Democracy in America is often cited by present-day critics because so many of the observations in it seem extraordinarily suitable even more than one hundred and fifty years later. Alexis de Tocqueville was born 1805 into a minor noble fami...
  • Whitman's Ideas Of Democracy
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    Whitman's Democracy'I speak the pass-word primeval, I give the sign of democracy, By God! I will Accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms. ' This is Whitman's expression of the idea of democracy taken from 'Song of Myself. ' In this all encompassing interpretation Whitman says that the freedom offered by democracy is for all not a chosen few. It included all people, not renouncing those of other races, creeds, or social standings. Examples of this acceptance ar...
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
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    Democracy in America By: Alexis De Tocqueville Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville is a book about how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. Alexis De Tocqueville sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its geographical location. Alexis De Tocqueville explains that the foundations of the democratic process in America are completely different from anywhere else o...
  • Tocqueville's Negative View Of America
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    Frankly, the French have no idea of what America truly is. In Tocqueville's Democracy in America, the caustic Frenchman describes the governmental aspects of America, as well as highlighting upon some social aspects. He states the truth, however not all of Tocqueville's truths do not transcend time and are rendered obsolete in modern times. Tocqueville brings forth justified theories of aristocracy and democracy, but also presents obsolete prototypes of the American man and woman. Tocqueville pr...
  • America
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    Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America delves deep into how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. He sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its geographical location. De Tocqueville explains that the foundations of the democratic process in America are completely different from anywhere else on the globe. The land was virginal and the colonies had almost complete so...
  • America's Experiment In Democratic Government And Society
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    Dinah White Political Science 354 American Political Thought Mid-Term Examination # 2 I am told that some of you think I support uncritically America's experiment in democratic government and society. Tonight I want to set the record straight, not only have I criticized some aspects of American Democracy but also I have put pen to paper on weaknesses of these aspects in my volumes, Democracy in America. At the root of these weaknesses is the inability of democratic peoples to make well-reasoned,...
  • Socioeconomic Needs Of Liberal Democracy
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    America's Mission America's Mission, America's Mission Essay, Research Paper America's Mission, as stated exhaustively by author Tony Smith was and is to promote and foster liberal democracy throughout the world. Smith contends that US foreign policy in the latter half of this century was dominated by liberal internationalism or Wilsonianism. Smith begins his analysis by explaining Wilson's vision of American; describing America's ideals of liberalism and its history implementing those ideals. A...

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