Democracy Essays and Term Papers
African CultureWhen W.E.B. Du Bois announced in his marvelous work Souls of Black Folk, that the "problem of the 20th Century is the color line . . ." immediately he set out a social and analytical paradigm that instantly recognized that the major racial problem in America was that existing between Blacks and ...
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Onward WestwardIn important respects, the regional context of the Western Hemisphere has changed dramatically in the past decade. Authoritarian rule has given way to democracy in almost every Latin American country; societies wrenched by years of violent and costly civil wars, driven by Cold War ideological ...
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The American OligarchyAmerica: 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 ...
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Freedom And RevolutionIn 1922 Emma Goldman complained Soviet Russia, had become the modern
socialist Lourdes, to which the blind and the lame, the deaf and the dumb
were flocking for miraculous cures(1). The Russian Revolution was the first
occasion where decades of revolutionary ideas could be applied to real ...
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The Hypocrisy of Myths in Nineteenth Century Brazilian SocietySocial myths are constantly being created or destroyed in modern civilizations. The myth of one generation is usually rooted in the “truth” of a previous generation. In the case of nineteenth century Brazil, the main myth that is discussed in The Brazilian Empire is the “racial democracy”. The ...
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Materialism and Walt WhitmanAlicja Dziobacka
Honors 2001[st] Essay
Materialism: The Rupture in the Road to Democracy
According to Walt Whitman, a democratic country needs its own original literature to have an identity of its own. In Leaves of Grass and Democratic Vistas, Whitman tried to spread the idea of ...
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America And IndividualismThe United States of America is the land of the free, the land of opportunity, the wealthiest country in the world, a country that half the modern world is modeled after. Its President is referred to as the "Leader of the free world". Thousands of people come to this country every year, learning ...
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Hong Kong 2It’s March of 1997, and a political cartoonist who goes by the pen name “Zunzi”, sketches in a cafe in Hong Kong. Many Americans take this right for granted. Zunzi, however, is thankful that his newspaper is among the few that have avoided self-censoring as the Chinese take-over approaches, ...
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Freedom Through The PressTears streamed down a broken face
That stared to the ground where his father lay
At lexington was he dying this day
For a battle lost, and a war begun.
In a young boys hand, A father lifted his head
To look at a son, so confused and afraid
Who understood not, for what his ...
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Private School VouchersPrivate School Vouchers
Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as ...
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Soldiering & SymbolismWith democracy comes the idea of multi-ethnic societies with freedoms such as civil liberties, expression, speech and equality. This does mean though, that these multi-ethnic societies are a utopia, existing without conflicts and war. Ethnic differences are a major factor for tensions among ...
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American Foreign Policy In WwiAs we approach the next Presidential election the topic of American foreign policy is once again in the spotlight. In this paper, I will examine four major objectives of U.S. foreign policy that have persisted throughout the twentieth century and will discuss the effect of each on our ...
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Comparing Britain To JapanIn 1900 Britain was in many respects the world’s leading nation, enjoying a large share of world trade, a dominant position in the international money market, and possessing a far flung empire supported by the world’s most powerful navy. Japan was a complete contrast, sharing with Britain only ...
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Walt Whitman 3Mysticism, Democracy, Individuality&Personality
The 1881 publication of the Leaves of Grass contained more than twenty-four poems, which were reasonably filled with ten or more diversified types of themes. Walt Whitman the author and compiler of this exceptional work changed the status of poetry ...
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Western ExpansionTHE WESTWARD EXPANSION Introduction The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of American history, down to the end of the19th century and as the main factor in the shaping of American history. As Frederick Jackson Turner says, the greatest force or influence in shaping ...
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Lord Of The Flies - A Symbolic InterpretationLord of the Flies is a complex book. When first reading this book one might assume that it is just a book about a group of boys stranded on an island. When looking deeper into the novel you might find that it is actually a commentary on how the author, William Golding, views human nature. From ...
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The Ancient City“How democratic was Pompeian politics?”
In order to answer the above question, it is first necessary to consider the exact meaning of the term “democracy”. Whilst it is difficult to give an exact definition of the word, it is certainly possible to create a list of the ...
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SocialismThe term is commonly used to refer both to an ideology--a
comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its
future desirable state--and to a state of society based on that ideology.
Socialists have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality,
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The Right Of AutonomyPolitical philosophy is the philosophy of the state. A state is a
group of people who have supreme authority within a given territory or over a
certain population, according to Wolf. Authority then, is the right to command
and the right to be obeyed which is different from power. Power in ...
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