• United States Government: Democracy in Action, Spanish

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    Just as Jefferson saw the Declaration as a test of the colonists’ will to revolt and separate from Britain, he also saw the Convention in Philadelphia, almost eleven years later, as a grand experiment in creating a new constitutional order. Nevertheless, such a theory of justice remainsliberal rather than socialist, as it is rooted in assumptions about egoism and self-interest, ratherthan a belief in social solidarity. The Logos of being is the object proper of philosophic inquiry; and the search for truth concerning the order of being cannot be conducted without diagnosing the modes of existence in untruth.
  • WORLD PEACE: Democracy and Peace

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    Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy. Human freedom, according to Rousseau's interpretation, is possible only through governance according to what he calls “the general will,” which is the will of the body politic, formed through the original contract, concretely determined in an assembly in which all citizens participate. Montesquieu's theory of despotism and his doctrine of the separation of powers were important influences on liberal constitutionalism and on the theory of limited government, but his preferences for limited monarchy and aristocratic government made his ideas undemocratic.
  • Rich Media Poor Democracy : Communications Politics in

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    Albert Mohler Jr. in his Dec. 11 winter commencement address to 230 master’s and doctoral graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. We will then look at Lincoln's campaigns for the U. EconomicsIn Marxs early writings much of his critique of capitalism rests on the notion of alienation. In the Second World War the United States and the Soviet Union were allies against Hitler, but the 'reversal of alliances' at the start of the Cold War made the theory of totalitarianism attractive.
  • On Democracy: Hebrew Edition

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    The first questions the long-term viability of any religiously-based politicalcreed in the modern world, and highlights the particular limitations of fundamentalism as apolitical project. With an emphasis on “Changing the World through the Unchanging Word,” the college’s administration and faculty are deeply committed to training and equipping those called in ministry to fulfill the Great Commission. But, similar to Christianity, Islam holds people accountable to Allah for their deeds on Earth.
  • The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of

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    With dams continuing to fail in South Carolina Oct. 7, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders gathered by conference call to plan a multi-state long-term response to historic flooding that has overwhelmed the state. What chiefly matters is that war, by devoting the energies of the nation to destructive ends, disrupts the peacetime economy, impoverishes and demoralizes the people, and thereby intensifies the social conflict which tends to undermine the stability of democratic institutions.
  • The American Dream: In History, Politics, and Fiction

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    Mazarr, "Culture in International Relations", The Washington Quarterly 19, no. 2 (1996). 30. But political Islam has not had a strong territorial base up to now, and in those countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, or Sudan where it has come to power, it has not had an attractive economic or social record. Their overall political philosophy was perhaps best stated in James Mill’s article “ ” which was written for the supplement (1815–24) to the fourth through sixth editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
  • Rethinking Democracy

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    Chicago, Ill.:University of Chicago Press. Iran joined by Syriawants to end the democratic experiment in Iraq. Thus while the German city of Cologne was leveled, its Ford factory - providing armed vehicles that the Nazi military used to kill American troops - was untouched; indeed, it was used by German civilians as an air-raid shelter. The result, as Tocqueville predicted, is a form of public “disorder and impotence,” with Americans expending vast amounts of social energy fighting each other over political issues—such as the definition of marriage—that arise from disagreements about sexual morality.
  • The New Pluralism: William Connolly and the Contemporary

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    Some liberals—the so-called neoclassical liberals, or libertarians —answer that it is. Charles Krauthammer offered an early version of this creed in 1989, arguing that "America's purpose should be to steer the world away from its coming multipolar future toward a qualitatively new outcome�a unipolar world." The last three characteristics of Voegelin�s concept of "gnostic mass movements" should be compared with the characteristics of Hermeticism as described, for example, by Stephen A.
  • Republicanism: History, Theory, Practice

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    Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) is the culmination of this tradition. Working together; collective effort intended to achieve mutual benefit. They demanded that I remove the picture of Jesus or be dismissed from the university, since Soviet law prohibits religious propaganda. But this interlude of school makes a sombre grey patch upon the chart of my journey. Globalization and the Future of Democracy, John Markoff. Individual animals are members of species, and therefore they are good as such insofar as they contribute to the well-being of the species of which they are a part.
  • Islam, Western Democracy and the Third Industrial

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    In On Liberty ([1859]1972, p. 73) John Stuart Mill (see p. 31) argued that ‘the only purpose for which power can berightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to preventharm to others’. And President Jimmy Carter observed: "Politics is the world's second oldest profession, closely related to the first." Mussolini’s speech to the Chamber of Deputies on May 26, 1934. Whatever the theory's analytic merits, in the 1940s and 1950s it performed admirable ideological service in denying what to the untutored eye was a dramatic reversal of alliances.
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