• Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive Magazine,

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    The American founding fathers described their first Congress as a "natural aristocracy", exclusively made up of landed gentry. Kennan argued that the Truman Doctrine overcommitted the United States by defining American interests in ideological and expansive terms. Moreover, a different attitude towards time, a tendency to round off the corners of differences slowly, finding what works rather than what is "right" or "wrong". However, democracy and economic growth have not been uniform: what role have cultural values played in conditioning their development?
  • The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave

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    In the midst of this lament are these three gripping phrases (Jeremiah 8:20, NKJV): The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved! Well, for the first time since John Wayne won a golden statuette for "True Grit," I didn't watch the Oscars. Also, keep in mind that the meaning of a political label can differ between countries and that parties often subscribe to a combination of ideologies. In the UK in the 1980s, a ‘short, sharp shock’regime was introduced in youth custody centres, and in the 1990s, under John Major, supportwas given to minimum sentences and US-style ‘boot camps’ for young offenders.
  • By Thomas D. Seeley - Honeybee Democracy (8/21/10)

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    In fact most initiatives for regional human rights protection have been made by NGOs. Pan-Germanism wasan expansionist and aggressive form of nationalism that envisaged the creation of a German-dominated Europe. In June this year Professor Dr Abdullahi A. Elections in single-member districts by plurality or majority rule always produce a single absolute winner, who may have the support of only a minority of voters as a first preference. The subjection of artistic phenomena to universal rules and principles, the quest for system is expressed, for example, in the title of Charles Batteaux's main work, The Fine Arts Reduced to a Single Principle (1746), as well as in Boileau's rules for good versification.
  • The Labour Movement In Australasia: A Study In Social

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    The readings consist of official documents, reports, acts, and speeches"--Back cover."@ en; schema:description "Fascisms and National Socialisms -- The background -- Origins -- Theory and practice -- Earlier movements -- Antiliberalism -- Nationalism -- Utopia and myth -- Historical origins -- Collectivistic Nationalism -- Economic factors -- Conjunction of Right and Left -- The rise of Fascism -- Mussolini's movement -- Dynamics of Fascism -- Violence and history -- The leader and the crowd -- Totalitarianism -- Elitist democracy -- A new chivalry -- Organic society -- Socialism and National Socialism -- Fascist Socialism -- Property -- Towards an organized economy -- The workers -- Reformism or reaction -- A red herring: racialism -- The nation and the alien -- A convenient diversion -- Italy -- Roots of revolution -- Mussolini -- A corporatist state -- Germany -- Hitler and the Nazis -- The leader and the race -- Organized autarky -- Hungary -- Patriotic reactions -- Gömbös -- Szalasi -- Romania -- Codreanu -- Murder as method -- A Puritan host -- The wages of violence -- Great Britain -- From Socialism to Fascism -- The doom of violence -- Spain -- Inertia and reaction -- National syndicalism -- José Antonio -- Falange -- The rising and the fall -- Belgium -- Degrelle -- Rex -- Success -- Failure -- Occupation and collaboration -- France -- Nationalism and Socialism -- Valois -- League of the thirties -- Doriot -- Déat -- Fascist fever -- Conclusion -- Reaction -- Characteristics -- Fascism -- National Socialism -- Differences -- Readings -- Fascism -- First program of the Fascist movement: March 23, 1919 -- Program of the Communist International, 1928: definition of Fascism -- Benito Mussolini: the political and social doctrine of Fascism, 1932 -- Racialist National Socialism -- The first program of the Nazi Party -- Alfred Rosenberg: the myth of the twentieth century (1930) -- Vidkun Quisling: the Nordic principle -- Hungary -- Ferencz Szalasi: the way and the aim -- Szalasi's last words at his trial, 1946 -- Romania -- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu: National Christian Socialism: February 9, 1920 -- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu: the legion of the Archangel Michael: our program (1927) -- What a Legionary believes -- Great Britain -- Oswald Mosley: the modern movement -- Spain -- José Antonio Primo de Rivera: what the Falange wants -- Belgium -- Jean Denis: the fundamentals of Rexist doctrine -- France -- Georges Valois: what is Fascism? -- Marcel Déat: what the R.
  • On the Political (Thinking in Action)

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    There has also been a higher frequency of protest movements by students and trade unions in recent years and the government has permitted a number of quasi-opposition groups, including the Association of the Intellectuals for Pancasila Development. Three years later, however, the army appears to have failed to root out corruption. Marxism highlights a class struggle between a ‘ruling class’ of property owners and theoppressed and exploited working class.
  • Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and

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    If Assad is overthrown and Syria gets put back together under a single government then likely that government will be Sunni majority and more repressive toward minorities and women than is the Assad government. By this I mean the system of beliefs, ideas and the corresponding values which are dominant in a particular society at a particular moment of its history. FreedomA belief in the supreme importance of the individual leads naturally to a commitment toindividual freedom. Churchill: His Complete Speeches (1974), Chelsea House, Volume IV: 1922–1928, p. 3462 I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire.
  • Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences (RAND

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    In other words, the various irrational belief systems (religion, spirituality, mysticism, esoterism etc) are products of human imagination and do not exist independently of it. A more critical dividing line is between “reformists” who are content to work within existing channels and “revolutionaries” (including but not limited to fascists) who advocate a radical break with the established order. Many chemicals widely used in industry and commercial agriculture are endocrine disrupters and hormone mimickers.
  • An Iraq of Its Regions: Cornerstones of a Federal Democracy?

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    But finally the good cause will triumph because it is the cause of reason. Among citizens, a multiplicity of conflicting interest groups would mitigate the dangers of popular tyranny. Grad Standing -- Less Than Half Time 0 sem. hrs. Here it is where the �external� control mechanisms come into play. Listed below are five hypothetical statements. 1. Ali, who died June 3 in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 74, grew up in a Christian family but converted to Islam in the late 1960s.
  • Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual

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    Heargued that planning in any form is bound to be economically inefficient because statebureaucrats, however competent they might be, are confronted by a range and complexity ofinformation that is simply beyond their capacity to handle. Nevertheless, though often related, religiousfundamentalism should not be equated with scriptural literalism. Hence the theme of this year's Pastors' Conference: "He Must Increase." "In ministry, we get distracted by so ...
  • Democratic Vistas, and Other Papers

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    In Germany, this role was ascribed to the SS, which originated as a bodyguard butdeveloped during Nazi rule into a state within a state. In the 1970s, Norwegian feminists marched into politics and picked up the pace of democratic change. For the "Author of Liberty" has written the love of liberty into human nature--not merely as a longing of the soul, but as the longing of the soul. According to Christian belief, three days after his execution, Jesus arose from the dead, showing that he was the Son of God.