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  • Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness
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    The Declaration Then and Now The year was sixteen hundred and eighty-nine and a man by the name of John Locke wrote Second Treatise on Government (Zinn 73). In it, Locke wrote that in a natural state everyone, all people, are born free and equal, and possess certain rights. He said that these "natural rights" were life, liberty, and property. He also said that the evildoers who conspired to deprive others of their life, liberty, or property ruined the good life of the state of nature (Locke). Th...
  • Liberty 5 3000 And Equality 7 2521
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    Anthem by Ayn Rand In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand there are many themes. These themes include love, desire, equality, freedom, and individuality. Most of these themes are all shown by the majority of the characters in the book, especially Equality 7-2521. One can see that the themes of love and individuality are very important in the novel. The theme of love is shown between Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000. The theme of individuality is shown by Equality 7-2521. Anthem is a novel about a man...
  • Ideas Of Equality And Liberty
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    "Socialism is primarily concerned with equality, not liberty". Discuss. Socialism is an ideology that covers many diverse and divergent ideas and theories. It is therefore very difficult to define it as one ideology in particular. This is an important point because the question is a definitive statement about what socialism is. In fact, it is well summed up by Anthony Wright who wrote "There is no shortage of available definitions of what socialism is, but there is a shortage of agreed definitio...
  • Casual Contact Between Equality And Liberty
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    In order to fully understand Ayn Rand's philosophy it is necessary to place her in a historical perspective. Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her father was a successful pharmacist while her mother was involved in the theater. They would be considered members of the intellectual class. In 1917, the Russian Revolution broke out and her father's business was seized by the Bolsheviks. The family relocated to the Crimean Peninsula. In 1926 she traveled alone to the Un...
  • True Spirit Of Equality
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    Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu was born in 1689 to a French noble family. 'His family tree could be traced 350 years, which in his view made its name neither good nor bad. ' (The Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, p. 68) Montesquieu's views started to be shaped at a very early age. A beggar was chosen to be his godfather to remind him of his obligations to the poor. In the Considerations Montesquieu used Roman history to prove some of his ideas about reasons for the rise ...
  • Forest Equality
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    In the novel Anthem, Ayn Rand writes about the future dark ages. Anthem takes place in city of a technologically backwards totalitarian society, where mankind is born in the home of the infants and dies in the home of the useless. Just imagine, being born in to a life of slavery having no freedom, no way self expression, no ego. The city represented slavery. When in the city, Equality had been guilty of many transgressions. He was not like his brothers, he was different he was smarter, healthier...
  • Ideas Of Equality And Liberty
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    The socialist tradition is one of opposition to the capitalist idea of competition amongst individuals in the name of personal gain. Babeuf also went on to say, "Society must be made to operate in such a way that it eradicates once and for all the desire of man to become richer, wiser and more powerful than others". This has led commentators to claim that equality is the key socialist view of society because it seeks to replace the inequality of the capitalist society with an equal social struct...
  • Mackinnon Like Rousseau And Marx
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    Rousseau and Marx spearhead the movement of the worker. They attempt to alter current, unjust, stifling situations and bring a natural equivalence to all. Yet, throughout their works, they hardly mention the role of women. Marx does, at one point, acknowledge that women should no longer be known as "private", but as "collective": open and free to all men. MacKinnon, a raging feminist would probably not disagree with Marx on that point, like we'd all think, but agree with him. For it would take a...
  • Rational Ideas Of Liberty And Equality
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    Discuss How Rationalism Changed The World Between 1650-1750 Many changes took place between 1650 and 1750. There was territory expansion as European countries started colonies in the Americas. Political changes took place as well, as people began to rise up against the government. New economic standards were set as people realized that having money was not the way to economic control but by controlling the means of production. Britain, France, and Spain were busy establishing colonies in the Ame...
  • Most Essential Value
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    Civics essay: Liberty, equality, security. All 3 are key values in a democracy. Which one is the cornerstone, the most essential value to be preserved? In our society, there are three main values that make us a democracy. The values of liberty, equality and security are the three, but which one is most important? Liberty makes us all free, equality makes us all fairly treated, and security keeps us safe. All are key ingredients, but which do we need the least? Which do we need the most? Liberty-...
  • New Light T Equality
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    Archetypes In Ayn Rand's Anthem Essay, Research Archetypes In Ayn Rand's Anthem Julie Gibson English 2 – Pre-A QUOTATIOCOMMENTARY 1. (p. 18) "The walls are cracked and water Water represents the mystery of creation, the runs upon them in thin threads without cycle of death, and rebirth. The color black sound, black and glistening as blood. is a color of mystery and the unknown. Th Home of the Street Sweepers is a mystery equality. He doesn't understand why thing happen. The water and the c...

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