• Jacksonian Aristocracy: Class and Democracy in New York

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    Erich Fromm in The Sane Society (1955), p. 237 When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled "made in Germany"; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, 'Americanism'. ~ Halford E. Women, slaves, and immigrants were, however, excluded from political participation. Furnivall, Colonial Policy and Practice: A Comparative Study of Burma and Netherlands India (New York: New York University Press, 1956).
  • Democratic Professionalism: Citizen Participation and the

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    All eight of the parties that won parliamentary seats in the last national election, including the conservative Høyre party now leading the government, are committed to maintaining the welfare state. The electoral success of socialist parties would therefore be guaranteed by thenumerical strength of the working class. To save hundreds of billions of dollars each year, we should cut the bloated, wasteful, and destructive "defense" budget by two-thirds over a period of a few years.
  • The Public Understanding of Political Integrity: The Case

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    They establish a "right-to-know" legal process by which requests may be made for government-held information, to be received freely or at minimal cost, barring standard exceptions. 18. I followed a link to this paper from pamelageller.com. This approach should include steps to curb poverty, fortify governing institutions, control corruption, and build on the country’s strengths, such as a culture offering women relative freedom in both the public and the private spheres.
  • The Little Lame Prince and the Adventures of a Brownie

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    A belief in the market as a self-regulating mechanism that tends naturally to deliver general prosperity and opportunities for all (see pp. 46–8). The Port Huron attendees insisted that it begin with an emphasis on “we,” to be followed immediately by a section on values. In emphasizing love and compassion, religion may neverthelessprovide socialism with an ethical basis. As Fascism sprang from Communism, so Nazism developed from Fascism.
  • Bush v. Gore: The 2000 Election

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    The Civil Rights Movement led to Native Americans seeking a reassertion of treaty rights and tribal autonomy. In Saudi Arabia, the west lead by the US has made substantial efforts to keep the corrupt monarchy (its ally) running for decades in order to protect its interests in the region. For it is not well for God to be alone.” – The Romance of Orthodoxy, Orthodoxy “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.” – Where All Roads Lead “There are two kinds of peacemakers in the modern world; and they are both, though in various ways, a nuisance.
  • BRYCE ON AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

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    They are driven forward by larger forces they cannot resist or control — by the populist upsurge of fear and animosity that is driving the No Syrian Grandmas movement, and by their not-so-secret conviction that the Islamist militants are right about the decrepit condition of Western civilization and democracy. The manuscript has been brought up to date with the inclusion of quotes from the Encyclicals which have been issued since 1962.) THE POPES AND DEMOCRACY "I have long been convinced that institutions that are purely democratic must, sooner or later, destroy liberty, or civilization, or both...
  • Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil

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    Back to basics – central themesReligious fundamentalism is an untypical political ideology in two senses. Bruce, S., Fundamentalism (Oxford: Polity Press, 2000). If that happens, same-sex couples could obtain marriage licenses as soon as Jan. 6. Note the way in which Halévy (1949, 42-43) explains the evolution of the conservative position vis-à-vis the state during the "Tory reaction" in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century: In 1688 and in the years following, the King regarded himself, and was regarded by public opinion, as the Sovereign.
  • Dilemmas of Social Democracy: The Spanish Socialist Workers

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    This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible” (1891, 2:592, emp. added). It is argued that despite all pretences to the contrary through their manifestoes, as... Thenineteenth century saw the birth of racial anti-Semitism in the works of Wagner and H. If society is organic, its structures and institutions have been shaped by forces that 64. Ideas and ideologies influence political life in a number of ways. His position, thanks to the influence of authors like Friedrich von Hayek and Ludwig von Mises, was moving back to liberalism.
  • Super Democracy, Democratic Government Without the Party

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    The legitimate status of the majority is what truly distinguishes religious democracy from all other conceptions of the democratic state, for religious democracy limits the authority of the people in accordance with the legislative sovereignty of God. Altruism Concern for the interests and welfareof others, based either upon enlightened self-interest or a belief in a common humanity. Irrationalism�s roots were either in metaphysics or in an awareness of the uniqueness of human experience.
  • The Transformation of Democracy (Social Science Classics

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    Some scholars are inclined to go even further. Shils speaks of “tutelary democracy” ([1959–1960] 1962, pp. 60–68), thereby implying that the standard can be reduced to the sole condition that the ruling elite earnestly profess democratic beliefs and pursue the goal of future establishment of some kind of democratic structure. Analyze generational and life cycle effects in politics. 20. And from that day to this, in England and in every industrialized country, including the United States, the governmental regulation of private property, of free competition and free contract, of the price of commodities and of labor, of the inheritance of property and of the disposal of income from it, has steadily increased.
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