Analysis Of George F. Kennan 's Article ' Training For Statesmanship '

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In the country populated with millions of people there are many unique voices to be heard. These voices giving each individual a sense of power they feel they have over their lives and their community. However, this is not always the case. In some cases some voices tend to grow louder than other and they take full advantage of that. An individual who makes note of this is George F. Kennan. In George F. Kennan’s powerful article “Training for Statesmanship” he uses many strong arguments that help support his theory that in America our individual voices become muted by some groups exerting power. “Sometimes unfortunately, it exists in irregular forces- in underworld groups, criminal gangs or informal associations of a vigilance nature.” With Kennan’s theory its true that with irregular forces running rampid in America they distort our individuals voice and limits our powers in place we used to be able to call home.
To begin with, there have been irregular forces wreaking havoc on America and its citizens for decades. One of the earliest signs of this would be in Colonial America with the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty were an underground organization of individuals who formed during the time of the Thirteen Colonies and their main mission was to protect the rights of the American citizens over the harsh taxation of the mother country, Great Britain. An example of how the Sons of Liberty would get the results they wanted was by a process of tar and feathering. The…

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