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  • Absence Of Self Restraint
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    .".. sovereignty is like virginity: once you engage in intercourse with the outside world you have lost it". - Jagdish BhagwatiOur global society presents great opportunities, but also many obstacles, to the improvement of the human condition. International interdependence, about which so much is written and talked these days, can amount to the opening up of new worlds, but it can also mean the infliction of suffering by one nation on others. The state has become too big for the small things, an...
  • Attack Patriotism
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    What is Patriotism Patriotism according to Merriam Webster is defined as "devotion or love for one's country". I believe this definition does not capture the true essence of the meaning of patriotism. This definition would be outstanding, if there were no other conditions factored in this complex equation, but it seems that patriotism is a double edge sword. So often more a persons loves their country, the more they hate every one who is not of their country. In other words they tend to become c...
  • Wrong Toward The City And Its Laws
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    While reading Plates Meno, Euthyphro, apology, and Crito, it became apparent that Socrates held very strong beliefs about the relationship between law and morality. Socrates makes it clear about the reasons laws should be or not be followed. He also clarifies his stand on why laws should be followed and why disobedience to the law is rarely justified. Socrates views humanity in the context that anybody is capable of wrongdoing. He continues with the elaboration that even returning an injury upon...
  • Wrong Towards The City And The Laws
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    Upon reading Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates, Socrates strongly held views on the relationship between morality and laws become apparent to the reader. Equally, Socrates makes clear why laws should be followed and why disobedience to the law is rarely justified. Finally, he makes clear his views regarding civil disobedience. Socrates' view on morality is that anyone can do wrong. It is said that injuring someone in return for injury to oneself is wrong. He follows this with the connection...
  • Happiness Tm
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    Happy now Happiness TM Will Ferguson Canongate 9.99, pp 320 Edwin Vincent de Valu, sharp-tongued, disaffected junior editor at Panderic Publishers, one day picks out an astonishing manuscript from the slush pile: a self-help manual that actually works. Atrociously written, covered in sticky labels of daisies, and more than 1,000 pages long, within months of publication What I Learned On the Mountain, by the mysterious Ranee T upak Soiree, replaces every other book in the shops, and the world com...

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