Noga Sklar

Honestly, I don’t remember another year in which I lost so many friends. Oh, well. Not do death, oh no (although I’m certainly getting old enough for that): to Facebook. It all started in my native Brazil, where this was the time of a radical political turnover: The party in power for the last… hmm… … Read more

Essay about What Were The Ideals Of The Enlightenment

During the 17th and 18th centuries, a revolutionary movement called the Enlightenment developed in Europe. In the wake of the Enlightenment, and the new ways of thinking it prompted, scholars and philosophers emerged who thought of innovative ideas which prompted and affected the course of the democratic revolutions in England and the United States. Their … Read more

The Importance Of Ex-Felons In Prisons Essay

On April 15th 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, bombed Boston during the Boston marathon; taking the lives of three innocent people and injuring many others. Tamerlan was killed in a gunfight against the police and his younger brother,Tsarnaev, was captured and imprisoned. Tsarnaev was sentenced to life in prison and a … Read more

Essay about Roles Of Interest Groups

Interest groups are a key aspect of American politics in the world today. An interest group is an organization of people with shared policy goals that enter the policy making process at several points to try and influence the policy. The development of interest groups has led to the creation of three theories used to … Read more

Euphemism In George Orwell’s Writings Essay

Language plays an important role for political debates and government decisions. Information is often misrepresented to gain the favor of the populous. This is evident in Orwell’s writing and in the “Hackvists” documentary, often during the course of Knappenberger’s documentary it is shown that euphemisms can greatly mislead and disrupt events in society. Orwell expresses … Read more

Promoting Democracy in Sudan

To improve the overall conditions of the Sudanese state, and to realize the potential of your country, democracy must be promoted and encouraged. The ultimate goal of this proposal is to promote democracy and human rights for the citizens of Sudan. There are many facets of the current Sudanese government and economy that could be … Read more

Direct Democracy vs Representative Democracy

The term Democracy is derived from two Greek words, demos, meaning people, and kratos, meaning rule. These two words form the word democracy which means rule by the people. Aristotle, and other ancient Greek political philosophers, used the phrase, the governors are to be the governed’, or as we have come to know it,rule and … Read more

Athenian Definition Of Democracy

The ancient Greek word “demokratia” was ambiguous. It met literally “people power”. But who were the people to whom the power of the long? Was it all the people -all duly qualified citizens? Or only some of the people — the masses? The Greek word demos could mean either. There is a theory that the … Read more

Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato’s Republic

Is liberty a bad thing? Socrates seemed to think so. In Book VIII of Platos Republic, Socrates criticizes democracy by attacking three of its most important aspects: liberty, equality, and majority rule. He asserts that because of these things, a democratic city will always fall into tyranny. I disagree, and feel that all three of … Read more

The Struggle Towards a Democratic Nation

Imperialism of one sort or another has been occurring for centuries around the world. In the U. S. a specific form of imperialism is in full effect but is less noticeable than the normative physical imperialism. Linguistic imperialism occurs when a dominant group imposes their language on another, and within the United States this imperialism … Read more