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  • Individual Freedoms
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    THE INDIVIDUAL vs. THE GROUP The United States of America is considered a free country. It was founded on religious freedom, and the freedom of the individual that humanity deserves. We may be considered a free country but in reality we are many times not so free. We seem, in many ways, to have lost the individual freedoms that we were promised as a nation, or were we missing them from the start Since the country was founded it has lacked the individual freedom on which it was built. Most laws t...
  • Person's Individual Rights
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    What Happened To Our Rights? Censorship in America today has gotten way out of hand. There always seems to be some holier than thou group speaking out as if they were representing the majority of Americans. These groups want to censor just about anything and everything we do. When it comes to watching television, reading a book or magazine, listening to music, or buying products, people should be able to make these decisions for themselves. Where do we draw the line with censorship? After all we...
  • Religious And Political Oppression
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    The Formation of An Individual: Cases, Terms, & Tools Man needs a polity, and in the same way a polity needs man. This is the focus of the first chapter in the formation of an individual. The formation of an individual is a very complicated process, yet it is a process that is very necessary. Through the formation of some types of government man tries to form himself from his acquired beliefs. The most basic form of government is a couple, but it branches out to entire societies. In these societ...
  • 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...
  • Emerson's Individualism
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    Emerson's "transcendentalism" is essentially a romantic individualism, a philosophy of life for a new people who had overthrown their colonial governors and set about conquering a new continent by their own lights. Though Emerson is not a technical philosopher, the tendency of his thought is toward idealist metaphysics in which soul and intuition, or inspiration, are central. The new American experiment needed every idea within its reach. Taking a practical and democratic, yet poetic interest in...
  • Existence Of Individual Thoughts And Ideas
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    Subj: sorry bout the color and spacing Date: 3/5/01 10: 33: 55 PM Eastern Standard Time From: Choco lama 8 To: XXALBXX Fear. It oozes from the hearts of every character in Ayn Rands Anthem. It is a fear comparative to that of the thousands of slaves kept by a single master, or the millions in concentration camps that were maintained by a measly hundred or thousand. It is the the fear to rebel against an already accepted fate. Once this fear is instilled, it condemns generation after generation, ...
  • Novels Anthem And Fahrenheit 451
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    One charge of imaginative literature is to give us insight into the world around us, fellow human beings, and ourselves. The novels Anthem and Fahrenheit 451 both hold examples of a world in which people are striped of their individuality. In one sense these novels can be seen as a utopia gone bad. For thought being striped of your individuality is now looked upon as a negative it was meant so that there would be more unity among the people. In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, the society depicted ...
  • Congo Like Adah
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    Adah Price: the Embodiment of Congo She says she spent thirty years waiting for the wisdom and maturity to dare write this book. Never has such patience been more rewarded (Forster 3). Yes, Barbara Kingsolver has every right to thirty years of contemplation before attempting to create such a complex political novel as The Poisonwood Bible, and yes, never has such patience been more rewarded, for the novel has opened the eyes of citizens and politicians alike. It is a novel predominantly about th...

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