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    During Professor McAdams dinner party Havel and John Stuart Mill begin to disagree over what type of government compels citizens to live in the truth. According to Havel, a post-totalitarian government gives more chance to compel its citizens to live within the truth. Havel goes on to say that the citizens in a liberal democracy create their own lie and chose to live within it. While John Stuart Mill states that in a liberal democracy gives you the most access to live within the truth. Between the two arguments Havel’s appears the most true, because while a liberal democracy might give the most opportunities to live with the truth, it does not compel you to live within the truth as a post-totalitarian society does. In a liberal democracy there is a presence of freedom that exists within its society. The lie that citizens live within in a liberal society is a lie of their own making. According to Havel “the crisis is hidden from people and the more deeply do they become immersed in it” (208). This lie is to meant to mask the illusion that in the West we are not truly free, we are instead being exploited in ways more “subtle and refined than the…

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    In this essay, one will discuss, compare and contrast two liberal democracies. The two countries in question will be the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa. One will note that the United States is a more established liberal democracy while South Africa's democracy is a young liberal democracy. This essay will explain what liberal democracy is and there are critical things that this essay will compare between these two democracies. Amongst them will be their…

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    As quoted by Avram Naom Chomsky who is described as the father of modern linguistics and a major figure in analytic philosophy, stated that” The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy”. (Liberal Democracy Quotes, 2015) This essay outlines how the principles, institutions and mechanisms of liberal democracy safeguards popular sovereignty. In order to uphold the preservation of popular sovereignty there are certain principles, institutions and mechanisms of liberal…

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    Argentina has been a yo-yo when it comes to their democracy standing. Under many umbrellas, they are considered a democratic nation. According to “worldatlas” Argentina is considered a Presidential Representative Democratic Republic (2016, October 13), however, while many blocks could be checked to consider them fully democratic many factors could rebut this qualification. In order to break their government inner workings down I will go through various topics to see where Argentina could be…

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    consisted of a competition between the two main political systems of capitalism and communism was taking place and at the end of 1989 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, capitalism as well as the associated political system of democracy seemed to emerge as the victor of all political systems ( Nwauwa 2005 : 1 ). As a result, decolonised countries that emerged into independence…

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    Liberal and realist advisors have contrasting views with the making promotion of democracy abroad a top US priority. Liberalist believe in the freedom of the individual economically and politically. Therefore, democracy would be a positive change. The goals of realists are making decisions about war and peace with states as the primary actors. With the spread of democracy, realists would have to go through longer processes to make those decisions because it would have to get passed by members of…

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    The author of the reading, Yao, mentioned in the preface that “Confucianism as a tradition with many dimensions and as an ancient tradition with contemporary appeal”. It is no doubt that in Confucianism, have suggested several main objectives of conservative ideologies which included but not limited to the authoritarianism, hierarchical order, conformity, and status quo; yet Confucianism also practiced some core parts of liberal philosophies. Confucianism suggested the equality, moral autonomy…

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    Atlantic and a lessening in the power of the aristocratic class as well as higher democratization of government on the other. These changes brought a rise in popular support for a positive working relationship between the two nations. As a result, there was a surge in rhetoric, both from government officials and the populace, that characterized the US and Britain as descending from the same family tree. American Statesman Richard Olney described the relationship in saying: “England, our most…

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    cooperation, interdependence, and democracy allows states to avoid power politics and establish lasting peace (Shiraev and Zubok.81). Liberalists do not believe that one country’s loss is another country’s loss. Liberalists put emphasis on international economic cooperation, as well as interdependence in order to have a functioning international system. International organizations and non state actors are influences that shape a state’s preference and choice in policies. Liberalists are stuck on…

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    elements of Wilson’s version? At its core, it sought a world remade in America 's image and therefore permanently at peace. This was true when Wilson first articulated that vision and remains true today” (Bacevich, 10). All in all, Americans have had this belief drilled into their minds for an extremely long time. They see the world as a place to conquer, a place to employ Americanized values and ethics. War will bring peace. A paradoxical statement, is it not? Perhaps. But it is a necessary…

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